Preventing chronic disease and disability
To advance the understanding of health and the prevention / treatment of chronic disease and physical disability
Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science
The course of study is designed to prepare individuals for careers in medicine and allied health, such as preventive and rehabilitative programs or for further graduate study in the health sciences. The majority of our students pursue careers as physicians, physical therapists, physician assistants, nurses, occupational therapists, and nutritionists. Others pursue further education and careers in dentistry, public health, exercise physiology, health psychology, and biomechanics.
Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Health and Exercise Science
HES also offers a program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Health and Exercise Science. Those interested may apply to the HES Honors Research Program.
Master of Science in Health and Exercise Science
HES offers a 2 year program leading to a Master of Science degree in Health & Exercise Science.
First year MS degree students serve an internship with WFU’s Healthy Exercise & Lifestyle ProgramS (HELPS) program. By virtue of our programs of research and rehabilitation, WFU’s Health & Exercise Science department provides an important service to the community at our Clinical Research Center.