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The Kinesiology – Health Science concentration is designed to provide students with a background in maintaining healthy bodies and successful aging behaviors from a human wellness perspective and the impact that health promotion plays in communities and in the overall public health.  Students will sharpen their critical thinking skills and increase their knowledge of health care and the current challenges facing our health.

Specific coursework includes theories of addictions, health behaviors, psychosocial aspects of sport, abnormal psychology, community health, crisis intervention, and techniques of counseling.

Minors of possible interest to students pursuing this degree include Addiction Counseling, Myoskeletal Massage Therapy, Equine Assisted Therapy, Marketing, and Pre-Art Therapy.

The employment demand for kinesiology science-based careers varies.  Examples of projected increase by 2031, as per the Occupational Outlook Handbook, include:

  • Massage Therapists 20%
  • Community Health Specialists 10%
  • Rehabilitation Counselors 11%
  • Counselors 10%
Health Science Career Paths

Jobs that you can get with a concentration in Health Science:

  • Health Navigator
  • Case Manager
  • Community Health Specialist
  • Dietician
  • Health Education Specialist