- Health with Teacher Certification
With a decline in the general health of school-age children and childhood obesity on the rise, health education is a high-need endeavor. With a major in health education, you’ll focus on human wellness as well as the factors that impact it, and graduate prepared to make a difference in school and community health settings.
- Health Promotion
Career opportunities abound in the field of health promotion. The human wellness industry is experiencing remarkable growth with the increasing threats to public health. Your coursework will focus on human wellness, and the methods used to promote it to the public. You’ll graduate fully prepared to pass the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam, on your way to pursuing a career at a health agency, governmental health department, hospital or professional society.
Kinesiology and Sports Studies
- Kinesiology with Teacher Certification
Prepare for a rewarding career in physical education, coaching, adult fitness and wellness instruction, or recreation with a degree in kinesiology and sport studies. The major represents a comprehensive study of human movement and its applications related to the acquisition of motor skills, and the development and maintenance of wellness. Areas of instruction include the core sciences of human anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, exercise physiology, and motor learning.
- Sports and Recreation Management
Both public and private sport and recreation are big business in America. A degree in sport and recreation management develops the skills you need for the management of facilities, marketing, management and finance in the sport and recreation industry. From the administration of local parks and recreation departments, to the management of major professional sports teams, career opportunities continue to grow in this exciting field.
- Human Performance
Build a solid foundation for graduate school with a degree in human performance. With a strong emphasis on the science of human performance, this major will prepare you for graduate studies in exercise science, physical therapy, and other medical fields. This major also may be offered as an honors undergraduate curriculum.
- Athletic Training Education Program
Our ATEP offers students a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Athletic Training and a minor in Health. Other options are available to students in terms of minors and teaching certification.
The department offers minors in health, human performance, and coaching athletics. Of particular interest is the coaching athletics minor which enhances the credentials of a student that may wish to coach athletics in a school setting or recreational organization. It is particularly relevant to students seeking certification in teaching areas outside of physical education and health, but will wish to include coaching in their career.