Health Sciences (B.S.) Overview

Why a Health Science (B.S.) Degree is Right for You

The Health Sciences (B.S.)  degree program, housed in the School of Health Sciences and grounded in the university’s Liberal Arts Core, provides students resources for developing professional skills in:

  • exercise testing
  • physical activity leadership
  • health and fitness assessment
  • exercise programming
  • wellness coaching
  • public health.

Graduates are prepared for positions in community health and athletic clubs and corporate fitness and wellness program in the following areas:

  • beginning administrative
  • supervision
  • leadership

The program also prepares graduates for undertaking graduate study in:

Students will choose from four emphasis areas in the Health Sciences major:


Health Science (B.S) students may also obtain minors in two areas:


Upon completion of the program, students will be qualified to sit for the following certifications:


Upon successful completion of the Health Sciences program, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate the knowledge required to function as competent entry-level professionals in the health/fitness industry;
  • demonstrate competence in using equipment, industry tools/inventories, and/or other practical “hands-on” applications typically used in health and wellness settings and/or clinical settings;
  • demonstrate the ability to effectively educate and/or counsel individuals regarding behavior modification for the promotion of health and wellness;
  • apply ethical standards to the conduct of health and wellness programs; and
  • evaluate information to address the health needs/concerns of individuals or groups.

For questions, please contact the Health and Human Performance Program at:

  • 703-908-7862