Programs & Courses

Health & Exercise Science Pathways
The Health Sciences pathway offers two focuses. Students can earn a degree in Exercise Science for learning how to design safe and effective exercise programs for healthy to moderate risk individuals. Students can also earn a degree in Health Science to learn the coursework required for school health and community/health.

Career Strategies

  • Treat school like a job: attend, be on time, complete assignments, etc.
  • Attend programs and activities sponsored by the STEM and Health Sciences Area of Study and related Areas of Study.
  • Secure strong faculty recommendations; consider finding a mentor in your career area of interest.
  • Consider on-campus employment as a means to build your skills and your network of contacts.
  • Participate in leadership programs like the Leadership Challenge, Advanced Leadership Challenge or special leadership events and workshops on campus.
  • Attend the Career Development Center's workshops on resume, social media and branding.
  • Develop your resume and online presence via Facebook, Weebly, etc.
  • Follow blogs or websites of accomplished individuals you admire.
  • Seek experience through part-time, summer or internship positions in an environment related to your program of study.
  • Actively participate in student organizations to develop leadership skills.  Learn to work well within in a team.
  • Participate in service-learning events through classes or one-day volunteer programs (e.g. Cold Weather Shelter, Westminster Clean-up, Fairhaven, etc.).
  • Take classes in communication and public speaking (e.g. Introduction to Speech Communication SPCH-101Advanced Public Speaking SPCH-201, etc.).
  • Look into joining the Phi Theta Kappa, International Honor Society.
  • Secure strong faculty recommendations several weeks prior to transfer deadlines.
  • Choose courses with laboratory components to build experimental and instrumentation skills.
  • Consider taking a course in grant writing.