Health Fitness Major
The Health Fitness major is a broad-based major designed to introduce students to a variety of future careers and graduate study within the health and exercise science field. Students are prepared for management of health and fitness programs in corporate and clinical settings and for graduate study in exercise physiology, public health, and health promotion. In addition to required courses offered within the department, students complete courses in basic sciences and statistics. This major can be combined with a second academic major such as athletic training, business, psychology or communication studies. Through curriculum requirements and independent projects students are able to engage in research projects and present their findings at regional and national venues.
All Health Fitness majors must complete a 12-week, full time (420 hours minimum) internship. Students may begin their internship anytime after the completion of their Junior year. Internships can carry anywhere from 1 to 3 credits. If a student chooses to complete their internship during the summer months, they are responsible for paying additional summer tuition fees. Students along with their advisor choose from a variety of internship cites based on interest, location, and availability. Internship sites can include but are not limited to corporate wellness, health promotion, public health, physical therapy, chiropractic, and personal training experiences. For more information on the internship experience required for the Health Fitness major contact Dr. Bruce VanDuser.
|HES 219||Group Exercise Leadership||1.0 course|
|HES 220||Research and Statistics in Health and Exercise Science||1.0 course|
|HES 222||Nutrition and Exercise||.5 course|
|HES 227||Community Health Education||1.0 course|
|HES 234||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||1.0 course|
|HES 235||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||1.0 course|
|HES 305||Kinesiology||.5 course|
|HES 308||Physiology of Exercise||1.0 course|
|HES 310||Physiological Assessment||1.0 course|
|HES 313||Health Fitness Methods||1.0 course|
|HES 350||Human Performance Laboratory||.5 course|
|HES 351||Essentials in Personal Training||.5 course|
|HES 398||Health Fitness Seminar||1.0 course|