This program offers concentrations in Health Promotion and Exercise Physiology. Both concentrations culminate in a semester-long internship in the community during which students gain applied experience under the supervision of professionals in the community.
Students in the exercise physiology concentration gain advanced knowledge about how the body responds to exercise and how these concepts of field can be applied to training individuals to reach their physical potential, for both health outcomes and athletic performance. Students learn to use physical activity as a tool in health, fitness, and sports settings.
Students in the health promotion concentration learn the skills to develop and evaluate heath programs delivered to individuals or groups in the community. The emphasis is on preventing illness and promoting wellness. Students learn a variety of strategies to develop, implement, and evaluate health promotion programs, skills that can be applied in a variety of health settings.