The Bachelor of Science in Health Studies focuses on developing professionals who will promote health and prevent disease across diverse areas in medical, community, nonprofit, corporate, and government settings. The curriculum also offers a broad and intensive education in the relationship between lifestyle and health. Students interested in pursuing careers in medicine, dentistry, and similar programs should consult with the Pre-Professional Health Advisory Committee.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Health/Physical Education combines 30 credits of health studies course work in areas such as nutrition, health promotion, human sexuality, and substance abuse, with 18 credits of physical education courses including exercise physiology, biomechanics, sports psychology and motor skill development. Students aspiring to careers in athletic training, physical therapy, or similar professions might use this program as preparation for graduate or professional schools.
Those students interested in obtaining a K–12 teaching certification may be interested in the dual Health/Physical Education and Education major, which offers core health studies and physical education content. This content is aligned with both the State of New Jersey certification requirements and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).