Develop yourself as a career professional and leader empowered to improve health and well-being using innovative, dynamic, and collaborative strategies.
WCSU’s Health Promotion and Exercise Sciences Department offers 3 undergraduate Bachelor of Science programs – Public Health, Health and Wellness Management, and Health Education. All incorporate experiential learning and multidisciplinary curricula.
Each of the degree programs links a rigorous academic education with opportunities to apply newly learned skills in practical, cooperative internship experiences. The multidisciplinary academic program includes courses in public health, fitness, wellness, personal safety, nutrition, health behavior change, psychology, biology, education, social justice, business, politics, and more.
Students in any of the three programs are well-prepared to enter a variety of professional careers or move forward in advanced degree programs in public health, allied health, sports management, education, and many others. Students are also ready to secure advanced professional certifications such as the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Connecticut State teacher licensure in Health Education, for example.
In each of our degree programs, we strive to meet the educational needs of the diverse student body so graduates from the HPX Department are professionally prepared for a variety of career paths that address the ever-evolving health needs of a global society.