Health Education (Exercise and Fitness)


Our Bachelor of Science in Health Education with a concentration in Exercise and Fitness is a great fit if you are interested and committed toward helping others in the community lead healthier lives. Students will complete a full-time (12 credit hour) internship as part of your specialized program. This entails working a total of 400 hours at an approved internship site during the semester. Graduates will enter the workforce with experience under their belt, setting them apart from others. Recent graduates earned jobs in a variety of settings including corporate fitness centers, commercial fitness centers, hospitals, YMCAs and recreation departments.

Program Objectives

By graduation, you will be able to:

  • assess individual and community needs for health education
  • plan, implement, and administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
  • conduct evaluations and research related to health education
  • serve as a health education resource contact
  • communicate and advocate for health and health education

Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the national certification exam to become a certified health education specialist (CHESĀ®). Students who began the program Fall 2017 or later are also eligible to site for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Exercise Physiologist exam (EP-C).

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