Preparing for a Career in Health Education

By Jessalyn Johnson

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Did you know? Grand Canyon University offers a variety of degree programs in exercise science. If your goal is to become a personal trainer, health and fitness instructor, exercise leader or health educator, consider a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training or a BS in Public Health. Continue reading to learn all about this degree: 

Exercise Science at GCU

GCU offers several exercise science emphasis areas, including physical education, sports performance and health education. These options give students the opportunity to hone in on a specific aspect of exercise science that they have a passion for. In the health education emphasis, students are given the opportunity to learn about the following:

  • Exercise testing and prescription
  • Global health concerns
  • Health administration and management
  • Nutrition
  • Personal wellness and fitness
  • Health planning and implementation
  • Methods of teaching health and measuring in exercise science

In addition, students in this program take courses in kinesiology, physiology and cardiovascular fitness. The health education program emphasizes teaching through laboratory experiences in order to help students acquire the hands-on skills they need to succeed in an exercise science career.

Helping Others

Many students who major in exercise science with an emphasis in health education do so to help others improve their health. Careers held by graduates from this program often involve helping those in need of assistance due to injury or health concerns. If you are passionate about helping athletes stay healthy, then the health education program may be the perfect choice for you!

Career Options

After earning a degree in health education, potential career paths may include becoming an exercise physiologist or fitness professional. Graduates from this program may seek employment in areas like physical therapy, medicine, education, kinesiology and more. If a career in exercise science and health education interests you, then consider the benefits of enrolling in the program at GCU!

To learn about Grand Canyon University’s exercise science programs, check out the majors and programs offered by the College of Science, Engineering and Technology. For more information, visit our website or click the Request More Information button at the top of this page.

Written by Jessalyn Johnson, a sophomore majoring in English and professional writing at GCU.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University. Any sources cited were accurate as of the publish date.

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