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Health and Physical Education

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What You Can Do With A Major in Health Studies or Health and Physical Education

Concern about personal health, healthcare, nutrition, fitness, community health, and complementary health therapies has increased greatly in recent years. A major in Health Studies or Health & Physical Education will open doors to entry level positions in a wide variety of health-related agencies as well as provide grounding for future graduate work. Health Studies majors may find employment in city, county, state, and federal government; nonprofits; social services; businesses; and educational institutions depending on their skills and experience.

Potential Employment Settings and Positions

  • Hospitals or other healthcare agencies – Community health educator, lactation consultant
  • Community Health Agencies
  • Social Service agencies
  • Private Industry (e.g., pharmaceutical companies, consulting firms)
  • Health insurance companies
  • Public and private workplace settings – corporate health and safety consultants, health promotion coordinators
  • Public and private schools
  • Non-profit and government (local, state and federal) health agencies
  • Active adult communities
  • Assisted living communities
  • Commercial wellness/fitness centers – group exercise instructors, personal trainers, program coordinators
  • Adult education settings
  • Colleges and universities

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