• Health & Physical Education

    Health and Physical Education


    The health and physical education programs at Monmouth University are for those students seeking to enhance their knowledge of health and health-related issues. Specific course content provides information about current health issues as well as teaching the supporting analytical skills needed to evaluate issues and policies. Additionally, students will develop an understanding of the link between new research in health science and the development of healthcare strategies and policies.

    Graduates may prepare to work with individuals, groups, and families in health organizations and services, corporate health programs, education, and at the local, state, federal, or international level. Students can further their education by pursuing graduate degrees in areas such as medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, health and physical education, healthcare administration, public health and many others.

    Pre-professional health advising that charts a uniform course of study under the mentorship of the Pre-Professional Health Advisory Committee (PPHAC) is available to students who intend to pursue careers as physicians and healthcare professionals.

    The need is rising for skilled experts to deal with all aspects of human health. The fields of wellness, healthcare, nutrition, physical education, community and global health, and complementary health therapies are growing at record rates.

    The level of health that individuals achieve is influenced by the choices they make, which also affects their ability to develop to their full potential. It is this dynamic that sits at the core of Monmouth’s health programs.

    Students can major in:

    • Health Studies
    • Health and Physical Education
    • Health/Physical Education/Education (K–12 endorsement)


    A minor in health studies is open to students from a variety of majors who wish to enhance their knowledge about health and health-related issues for personal development, or to complement their major area of study.

    Benefit Yourself and Others

    Monmouth University’s health programs provide an interdisciplinary approach to information about health. These majors are designed to:

    • increase knowledge about health and health-related topics
    • allow students to gain knowledge about a variety of health disciplines
    • enable students to communicate and learn how lifestyle choices may relate to the cause or prevention of disease
    • expand interdisciplinary and comprehensive understanding of health issues
    • facilitate student internships in health-related agencies and corporations


    Monmouth health program graduates will be prepared to serve as leaders in fields that integrate health, wellness, and education. Career paths include working in healthcare agencies, managing sports or wellness centers, working in community health departments, teaching, and working in global nonprofit agencies or other public and private healthcare sectors. Students are also prepared to undertake graduate studies in a variety of fields.

    The field is as broad as it is diverse with excellent career options.

    For More Information, Please call the School of Nursing and Health Studies at 732-571-3443, visit us in McAllan Hall, room 332, or contact Dr. Konopack, Chair, Department of Health and Physical Education.

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