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Health and Physical Education

Health and Physical Education

A Practical, Versatile Program on the New Jersey Coast

Health Studies majors can focus on Health Science, Exercise Science, Public Health, Fitness and Wellness, or teaching (with a K-12 endorsement). These degree programs give students a versatile education with hands-on experience and career preparation. Adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean and the active, health-conscious metropolitan areas of New York and Philadelphia, Monmouth provides an ideal location to study individual and community health and fitness.

Students can major in:

  • Health Studies (clusters in Health Science or Exercise Science)
  • Health Promotion (clusters in Fitness and Wellness or Public Health)
  • 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.

*The health and physical education baccalaureate dual major K-12 education endorsement offers core health studies and physical education aligned with both the State of New Jersey certification requirements and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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 in a variety of health disciplines
  • enable students to communicate how lifestyle choices may relate to the cause or prevention of disease
  • expand interdisciplinary and comprehensive understanding of health issues
  • increase understanding of the link between new research in health science and the development of healthcare strategies and policies
  • hone the analytical skills needed to evaluate issues and policies
  • facilitate student internships in health-related agencies and corporations

Careers in Health & Physical Education

Monmouth health program graduates will be prepared to serve as leaders in fields that integrate health, wellness, and education; working with individuals, groups, and families in healthcare organizations and services, corporate health programs, education and at the local, state, federal or international level.

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 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. Students intending to pursue careers as physicians or other healthcare professionals are encourage to explore the mentorship available through Pre-Health Advising