Health and Movement

Human fitness is a personally rewarding and increasingly important field of study in today's world. Health and Movement Studies takes a practical, hands-on approach. Combining courses in exercise science, psychology, and health and fitness, this major will help you arrive at a complete, real-world understanding of your field.

You will develop a broad-based understanding of the human body, and you will explore how you can use that knowledge to help others achieve higher levels of fitness. You will learn how to analyze a person's fitness level and teach or correct a movement. You also will investigate the psychology of motivation so you can inspire people to reach their goals.

Hands-on training

  • Get valuable, hands-on experience working as a personal trainer in the campus-wide Wellness Program. Under the guidance of an American College of Sports Medicine health and fitness professional, you will work one-on-one with participants to set and meet their fitness goals over time.
  • Go to work in the outstanding Horner Health and Recreation Center. This state-of-the-art facility includes a 6,000-square-foot weight room, running track, training rooms and even an underwater weighing tank, the most accurate way to measure body fat.

Career paths

Students in Health and Movement Studies have several options:

  • Teach physical education
  • Become a personal trainer
  • Enter the business of fitness or athletics

Unlike the Exercise Science major, this major can be used to earn state certification for teaching health and physical education. Students wishing to pursue in careers in business can incorporate courses from the Business Scholars Program.

Areas of concentration

  • Personal training
  • Education
  • Business management

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