College of Health

  • Graduates are prepared for professional careers in management positions in health care settings within or outside their allied health field. Allied health refers to areas such as respiratory therapy, dental hygiene, physical therapy and surgical technology.
  • The athletic training degree plan prepares students for a board of certification exam that leads to certification as an athletic trainer, a professional who specializes in preventing, recognizing, managing and rehabilitating injuries that result from physical activity.
  • Graduates are prepared for professional careers in health education, research and service at a wide variety of health organizations.
  • Graduates are prepared for entry-level administration positions in various types of health care facilities, organizations and agencies.
  • The degree plan emphasizes a comprehensive communication philosophy, including manually coded English, American Sign Language and principles and techniques of aural-oral education and rehabilitation.
  • The dual Human Performance (Physical Education Licensure) B.S. / Sport Coaching Education B.S. degree plan is highly recommended as it provides a teacher licensure program to students who are interested in coaching in a K-12 school and teaching physical education.
  • The exercise science specialization prepares students who are seeking careers as health or fitness specialists in corporate and clinical settings.
  • The kinesiotherapy specialization prepares students seeking careers in adaptive physical education and rehabilitation settings.
  • The degree program in physical education licensure is designed to provide students with a foundation based in the movement sciences specific to professional preparation in PE K-12 teaching.
  • Medical laboratory science is a scientific health care discipline in which professionals diagnose, treat, monitor and prevent disease.
  • The didactic program in dietetics studies the role of food and nutrition in helping people achieve and maintain health throughout the life span. The B.S. degree is the first step in becoming a registered dietitian.
  • The nutrition science emphasis is suitable for students who wish to study nutrition but do not intend to enter into dietetics practice or pursue registered dietitian credentialing.
  • The recreation administration degree plan offers professional preparation for employment in settings such as campus recreation, church recreation, park management and more.
  • Therapeutic recreation, often called recreation therapy, is a health care profession that utilizes recreation and activities to improve health and well-being.
  • The social work degree plan prepares students for generalist social work practice at the entry level within the social work profession – one of the most vital and fastest-growing professions in America and the world today.
  • The degree plan offers an overview of speech production and perception processes. Courses provide foundations for understanding normal and abnormal communication and methods of prevention and treatment.
  • The sport coaching education degree offers professional preparation to those who aspire to coach at the middle, junior high and high school levels.
  • The sport management degree plan prepares students to work in a variety of sport programming careers, such as professional, college, municipal or interscholastic sports administration.