Newly-Approved Academic Programs for 2023-2024
Public Health: Public Health Education Concentration - This concentration is designed to provide students with public health skills and prepare graduates for employment in the public health workforce in a variety of official, voluntary, community-based organizations, private health agencies and hospitals. Graduates can inform and motivate people about healthy lifestyles and help communities develop healthy environments.
Public Health: Pre-Health Professional Concentration - Undergraduate students who plan to apply to medical and graduate training programs and would like to gain public health skills can benefit from the pre-health professional concentration.
Program changes approved for 2023-2024
Health Fitness and Performance Minor (formerly Health Fitness Minor) - This minor is designed for the Exercise Science major (Clinical Exercise Science or Kinesiology options), or Athletic Training/Sports Medicine or Athletic Training (BSAT) majors preparing to work in the fitness or sports performance industry and intending to obtain certifications available in the field of health fitness, e.g., personal training, health fitness professional and strength, and conditioning.
Nonprofit Leadership and Service Minor (formerly Public Administration Minor) – this minor leads students to rewarding careers at any level of government, from city manager to policy analyst to contract specialist. Many of our graduates combine this minor with other interests to pursue a career in a variety of fields.
Public Health Major (formerly Public Health Education) - The purpose of this major is to prepare students for careers in a variety of official, voluntary, community-based organizations, private health agencies, health departments, and hospitals. Some career possibilities include, but are not limited to, the education of the public regarding chronic and communicable disease prevention; the promotion of wellness; assessing, planning and implementing programs within communities; and organizing communities regarding health issues.
Teaching English Learners Minor (formerly English as a Second Language Minor) – This minor will lead to a PK-12 ESL endorsement.