B.S. in Health and Exercise Science About the Program
Health and Exercise Science is focused on helping people protect, maintain, and improve their health and quality of life. If you are passionate about human health, disease prevention, wellness, and physical activity, and if you also enjoy science courses, this is the major for you. Health and Exercise Science is similar to Kinesiology, the study of human movement, and is focused on using scientific principles to understand how best to optimize human health and performance.
Within the major of Health and Exercise Science, you will choose between different programs of study at the undergraduate level: Health Promotion and Sports Medicine.
Learn more about the Health and Exercise Science major from two students in the program:
B.S. in Health and Exercise Science Choose a Concentration
Health Promotion Concentration
The Health Promotion concentration prepares students for numerous careers in the field of health promotion and wellness. Students completing this program select careers in corporate wellness, health clubs, and hospital, university, military, and insurance health promotion settings. Learn more about Health Promotion or check out their Graduation Check List.
Sports Medicine Concentration
The Sports Medicine concentration is primarily for those students who are interested in pursuing careers in physical therapy, the medical profession, or who plan on continuing their education through graduate study in exercise physiology. Learn more about Sports Medicine or check out their Graduation Check List.
B.S. in Health and Exercise Science Learn More
Read more about the major in Health and Exercise Science and courses needed to complete the major. You will choose either the Health Promotion or the Sports Medicine concentration which will affect which courses you will take. You can also explore courses through the Sports Medicine Graduation Check List or the Health Promotion Graduation Check List.
Hands-On Learning Opportunities
Both concentrations in Health and Exercise Science offer opportunities to apply your knowledge from the classroom in a real-world environment.
B.S. in Health and Exercise Science Career Paths
Graduates trained in the foundations of human movement such as anatomy, physiology, exercise prescription and health behavior change AND the ability to apply this knowledge to enhance the health, well-being and functional performance of the public, will be in high demand.