Exercise and Fitness students will be prepared to understand principles involved in exercise science and general fitness. Among the many available careers, graduates might manage a wellness center or work with the elderly in rehabilitation. Program graduates will understand the basics of kinesiology, body mechanics, exercise physiology, nutrition, and overall fitness.
Nutrition students will be prepared to understand and communicate evidence-based principles of nutrition science. They will understand metabolism and the role of nutrition in health, be able to identify and guide others towards healthy dietary and related life-style choices, and be adept in promoting overall wellness on both a personal and communal level.
Community Health Education students will be prepared to understand overall wellness of a population as a whole. Students will learn principles to protect and promote the health of the public through health promotion, health education and diseased prevention activities. Upon successful completion of the program requirements, graduates are eligible to apply for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.
Pre-Nursing students will be prepared to complete general education, science, and lab courses required for most nursing and health-related degree programs. Students will be prepared to apply to programs leading to a variety of careers such as licensed practical nursing, registered nursing (e.g. Associate and Baccalaureate degree programs), and other health degree programs and roles.
In addition, a Pre-professional advisement sequence will allow students to select 30 semester credit hours from among Health Sciences courses in order to prepare for admission to a Health Sciences graduate program. Students in the pre-professional track will complete the program core and general education courses common to all Health Sciences students.