Health and Exercise Science

About the Concentration in Health and Exercise Science

Health and exercise science is a growing field with a wide range of career options. You’ll learn the science behind health and fitness and graduate prepared to make an impact by helping people make positive changes through better nutrition and an active lifestyle.

You will learn how exercise, healthy eating, and health behaviors can improve wellness and reduce chronic disease and disability. Collaborating with your professors in our labs, you’ll build skills for your career using cutting-edge equipment to measure body composition, cardiac health, stress, and other factors that affect health. And you will have the opportunity to gain more real-world experience by working as a research assistant on ongoing studies with faculty.

Secondary Licensure

Students who earn a bachelor of science degree in health sciences with a concentration in health and exercise science are eligible to pursue endorsement for secondary education teacher licensure. Learn more about licensure requirements here.