About the Program
The Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion affords students two tracks to choose from: Fitness and Wellness or Public Health. Students choosing Fitness and Wellness take courses such as Fitness Measurement, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics/Kinesiology, Motor Development and Learning. Students may also choose from free electives such as Coaching, Preventing and Care of Athletic Injuries, and Exercise Testing & Prescription. They pursue careers in fitness training/fitness management, coaching, and wellness, as well as graduate or professional schools for physical therapy, exercise science, and other similar professions.
Public Health majors take courses such as Introduction to Public Health, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Health in Developing Countries, Community Health, and more. Student often choose to pursue a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree and seek employment with municipalities, organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), hospital systems, and more.
- Strategies for Healthy Living
- Health Research Methods
- Principles of Health 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
Undergraduate Research & Internships
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.
Joining professional organizations related to your field or specific interest is always a good idea. Most have special reduced membership rates for students.
- Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
- American College Health Association
- American College of Sports Medicine
- American Health Planning Association
- American School Health Association
- American Council on Exercise
- Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
- International Union for Health Education and Promotion
- Medical Fitness Association
- National Commission for Health Education Credentialing
- New Jersey Public Health Association
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
- SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators)
- Society of Behavioral Medicine
- Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)