Health and Exercise Science Major

Want to improve the health of your community through movement, wellness, research, and outreach?

At a glance

Health and Exercise Science majors are passionate about the human body and they’re eager to understand the science behind how it works. In this major, you’ll study ways to impact physical activity, wellness, and disease prevention. Understanding the role of physical activity in preventing and treating disease and maintaining optimal health at any age is critical, and graduates with these skill sets are in high demand

Degree typeBachelor of Science
FormatOn campus
Part ofCollege of Health and Human Sciences
Competitive major?No
Accelerated option?Yes
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A concentration allows you to specialize in a certain area within your major, offering a depth of information and hands-on experiences that you may not otherwise get. Many students in this major will concentrate in one area to work in a specific field after college, as well as find mentors and internships before they even graduate.

Health Promotion

You’ll focus on the science and art of helping people evaluate their lifestyles to move toward a state of optimal health. You will be prepared for numerous careers in corporate wellness, health clubs, hospital-based rehabilitative and wellness programs, military/tactile training programs, and insurance-related health promotion programs.

Sports Medicine

This is a pre-professional program where you’ll focus on human movement. This science-intensive path will take you through kinesiology, chemistry, physiology, and anatomy to better understand the inner workings of the human body. It’s designed to help you prepare for graduate or professional school in medicine, physical therapy, exercise physiology, or scientific research.

Some Career Options

Your degree in Health and Exercise Science leads to a wide array of health-focused professions, as well as prepares you for graduate study in a variety of medical fields. The rigorous science curriculum provides you with options to enter fields like physical therapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation work, public health, and so much more.

Tour and info session options

Tours may be available as part of Admissions tours and info sessions, offered throughout the year.

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