Department: Health and Kinesiology
Health studies can lead to the improved health status of individuals, families and communities. It involves the use of systematic strategies to improve health knowledge, attitudes, skills and behaviors. Health studies graduates work in schools, public health agencies, voluntary nonprofit organizations, hospitals, colleges and universities, business and industries.
The health studies major is designed to guide students though learning experiences that emphasize the multiple dimensions of health, and draws on the behavioral and natural sciences as well as health science and public health. The major prepares students to design, implement and evaluate scientifically and methodologically sound health studies experiences, and to equip students with the professional skills that will enable them to be proficient practitioners.
Students wishing to pursue teaching licensure in health/family and consumer sciences must meet the criteria for admission to professional education programs as well as declare a second major in secondary education. Those interested in teacher licensure should refer to the Educator Preparation and Licensure Policies and Procedures section of this catalog.