About the Program
This major is designed for individuals who have an interest in pursuing entry-level careers or advance professional degrees in health-related professions. The Health Promotion track engages students in hands-on, client-center coursework that actively prepares students for professions in health promotion/education, corporate wellness or personal training/coaching. Students studying in the Rehabilitation Science track will engage in a challenging science-based curriculum that emphasizes pre-requisite coursework, preparing for entrance in advanced professional degree programs at other institutions, such as Masters of Athletic Training and Doctorates in Physical Therapy or Chiropractic Medicine.
What Makes the Program Distinctive?
We aim to produce engaged, experienced and credentialed health professionals. Participate in simulations, exceptional practicums and internships. Gain experience in our Recreation & Wellness Center, apprentice as a teaching assistant/coach or choose one of our awesome off-campus internship sites. Explore travel study options like the Olympic Training Center, or earn Personal Trainer CPR certification.
Beyond the Classroom
Professional Experiences: JE & LE Mabee Recreation & Wellness Center, KROC Center, YMCA, Department of Public Health, Advance PT, Blessing Reiman Hospital, Quincy Medical Group, DOT Foods, Grown N Gathered
Travel Study Courses: Olympic Training Center, Ireland
Service Learning: Wise & Well Presentations, C-SC community health assessments, Fitness Assessments, Fitness Programming
AT A GLANCE
Can you minor in this program?
Tracks within the major:
Health Promotion (wellness, personal training/coaching and exercise science/kinesiology) or Rehabilitation Science (pre-AT, pre-Chiropractic and pre-PT)
Emphasis within the major:
Practicum/Internships, certificate program coursework, travel study, simulations
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Get to know our Faculty
For more information, contact:
Jay Hoffman, DHSe, ATC, PES
Department Chair of Athletic Training & Health Sciences