Physical inactivity has been recognized as a major public health problem in the U.S. and students with a B.S. in Physical Activity and Health Promotion will play an integral role in combating this public health crisis. This degree is perfect for those seeking careers in physical activity implementation and promotion, healthy lifestyle promotion, and the prevention and control of chronic diseases at the population levels.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a growth of 16 percent for community health educators and community health workers between 2016 and 2026, a rate that’s faster than average across industries. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Health Educators and Community Health Workers.
These occupations and related undergraduate degrees are common preparation for admission to graduate and professional programs including nursing, physician assistant, certified athletic trainer, medical degree and chiropractic programs.Find out more about these and other occupations, including salaries.
A physical activity and health promotion degree provides students preparation for a professional degree program such as: