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Promoting Healthy Lifestyles

Department of Health & Kinesiology

Leonado da Vinci's Vitruvian ManServing approximately 300 students, the Department of Health and Kinesiology (HK) offers a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in Public Health Education, and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in Kinesiology. The B.S. degree in Kinesiology includes options in Exercise Science, Physical Education, and Pre-Physical Therapy. The department also houses the Pre-Occupational Therapy program and minors in Exercise Science and Public Health Education.

Our department strives to promote healthy living with an emphasis on physical activity, sport, and exercise. Graduates are prepared to work as practitioners in schools, communities, worksites, healthcare settings and government agencies.



Kinesiology, B.S.

Exercise ScienceThe B.S. in Kinesiology - Exercise Science option prepares students to work in the health/fitness industry or to work with athletes in a non-school setting.  Students take courses in the biological and physical sciences in preparation for their coursework in the Exercise Science program.

Exercise Science

Public Health Education, B.S./B.A.S.

Pohl BuildingThe Public Health Education Program at The W is offered fully online and develops professionals who work to promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health in the public and private sectors and at the local, state, and federal levels.

Public Health Education

Public Health, MPH

W FlagThe Master of Public Health (MPH) in Public Health is a fully online program that is designed to prepare students to address the broad mission of public health, defined as “enhancing health in human populations through organized community effort,” utilizing education, research, and community service.

Public health practitioners are prepared to identify and assess the health needs of different populations, and then to plan, implement and evaluate programs to meet those needs.

It is the task of the public health practitioner to protect and promote the wellness of human-kind. A Master of Public Health degree requires education in knowledge basic to public health, including biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, program administration, and social and behavioral sciences.

Public Health

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