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    Dec 03, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Health Behavior and Fitness, BS

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The Bachelor of Science with a major in health behavior and fitness provides you with the skills to assist others in living a healthy life with an emphasis on wellness and physical activity. The curriculum explores a range of areas around healthy lifestyle choices including exercise, nutrition, psychology and wellbeing. This degree provides students with a strong foundation to pursue careers in corporate health, fitness, personal tratining, wellness coaching and related health and exercise industries as well as to pursue advanced degrees in these areas.

Degree requirements

Hours required and general/college requirements

A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for Bachelor of Science degree as specified in the General University requirements  in the Academics  section of this catalog and the College of Education  requirements.

Major requirements

Pre-theory core

Pre-theory core to be completed with C or better before taking 4000-level HLTH courses.


Minimum of 18 hours, 6 of which must be advanced. Recreation, Event and Sport Management Minor (for non-majors) is preferred.


Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum requirements . Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information, see an academic advisor.

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