You Know Health and Exercise Science is Right for You If …

At Westminster College, the Department of Health and Exercise Science offers majors and minors in Exercise Science, Health and Wellness, K-12 Physical Education, Sports Management, Coaching, and Public Health.

Health and Exercise Science may be right for you if …

You want to go into nursing or physical therapy.

Extensive leadership opportunities and hands-on learning give Westminster College Health and Exercise Science majors a competitive edge for grad school and the diverse and growing exercise science job market.

Leigh Ann Lutz, ’14, completed her B.A. in Exercise Science and biology, and she is now attending Alderson-Broaddus University pursuing her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant studies.

Other Health and Exercise Science grads have landed at Washington University and Southwest Baptist University Physical Therapy Programs. Recent grads have achieved ACSM Personal Trainer Certification, and more.

You want to work for a professional sports team.

Learn about the inner working of sports, the business of sports, sports marketing, and more with a Sport Management major. Recent grad Andrew Rathmann, ’14, conducted an internship with the St. Louis Attack and the St. Louis Ambush.

You want to be a Physical Education teacher.

Everyone plays! In courses like Adapted PE, students learn to create games for young, old and everyone in between to play. Coursework may look like fun and games for students pursuing K-12 physical education certification – and it is!, but it’s also so much more.

You’re interested in health and fitness but are not sure what major to choose.

A self-designed major within the Department of Health and Exercise Science could be perfect for you.  Recent self-designed majors and minors have included Sports Medicine, Global Health, and Sport for Social Justice.

You want an awesome internship.

Health and Wellness majors at Westminster often participate in internships at the YMCA, Missouri School for the Deaf, and Capital Region Hospital Healthplex.

You want to research important health topics alongside expert professors.

At Westminster, you can participate in graduate-level research with your professors, as an undergrad. You’ll have the chance to present your research at our own Undergraduate Scholars Forum, and also at regional and state professional meetings.

You care about global health issues.

Recently, our students traveled to the Western Sahara, Belize, and Rwanda to learn, serve others, and expand their health and wellness experiences.

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