About the Program
The need is rising for skilled experts to deal with all aspects of human health. The fields of medicine, nursing, physical therapy, physician assistant, wellness, healthcare management, nutrition, physical education, community and global health, and complementary health therapies are growing at record rates.
The Bachelor of Science in Health Studies with tracks in Health Science and Exercise Science offers a broad and intensive education in the relationship between lifestyle and health. These programs focus on developing professionals who will promote health and prevent disease across diverse areas in medical, community, nonprofit, corporate, and government settings. The curricular focus on the sciences makes this major a good fit for those students pursuing careers as healthcare professionals. Students often add a minor in one or more of the following disciplines: Biology, Psychology, Social Work, and SLP. Graduates have gone on to become medical doctors, physician assistants, physical therapists, nurses, occupational therapists, chiropractors, administrators, and more. Courses include General Chemistry, Physiology with Anatomy, Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology, Medical Terminology, Lifespan Development and Health, Women’s Health, Nutrition, and more.
- Strategies for Healthy Living
- Medical Terminology
- Lifespan Development and Health
- Health Research Methods
- Health Policy
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.
- 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)