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 Bachelor of Science in Health Studies - focuses on developing professionals who will promote health and prevent disease across diverse areas in medical, community, nonprofit, corporate, and government settings. The curriculum also offers a broad and intensive education in the relationship between lifestyle and health.
The curriculum also offers a broad and
intensive education in the relationship between lifestyle and health. The focus
on the sciences makes this major a good fit for those students pursuing careers
as healthcare professionals. Students interested in pursuing careers in
medicine, dentistry, and similar programs should consult with the Pre-Professional
Health Advisory Committee.
Bachelor of Science in Health & Physical Education
- prepares students for careers in coaching, athletic training, and fitness
training, as well as graduate or professional schools for physical therapy,
exercise science and other similar professions.
The curriculum combines 30 credits of health studies course
work with 18 credits of physical education courses including exercise
physiology, biomechanics, sports psychology and motor skill development. Students
may also choose from free electives such as Coaching Courses, Preventing Athletic
Injuries and Exercise Testing & Prescription
Bachelor of Science in Health & Physical Education with Endorsement in K-12 Education - This dual major offers core health studies and physical education for those
students interested in obtaining a K–12
teaching certification. The curriculum content is aligned with
both the State of New Jersey certification requirements and the National
Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
More information about the health and physical education program at Monmouth University can be obtained by calling the School of Nursing and Health Studies at 732-571-3443, visiting us in McAllan Hall, room 332, or by contacting Dr. Konopack, Chair of the Department of Health & Physical Education.