Programs in the School of Behavioral Sciences

Major in...

  • Exercise Science/Wellness/Health
    The exercise science program prepares you for work in health-related occupations and graduate programs in allied health such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, exercise physiology, cardiac rehabilitation, physician assistant, health educator, and nursing.
  • Human Services
    The human services major is an interdisciplinary program that reflects the reality of the human service philosophy and occupations. Human services are concerned with addressing a number of social problems on individual, family, group, and community levels. The program is designed to provide your with requisite skills and knowledge needed to enter careers devoted to serving the needs of the community in a number of capacities.
  • Outdoor Education
    The Outdoor Education program equips you for education positions in parks, nature, centers, zoos, aquaria, natural resource management, eco-tourism programs, camps, outdoor youth development programs, and more. This interdisciplinary major combines studies in natural history, environmental interpretation, and adventure programming.
  • Psychology
    Psychology is the scientific study of the behavior of organisms. Explore both the science and application of psychology in many diverse fields, preparing for either careers at a bachelor’s degree or graduate school admission. Students in psychology enjoy a positive learning environment and a close working relationship with the faculty. Some select students may even have the opportunity to experience psychological research first hand by working closely with faculty while conducting cutting edge research while others may have the opportunity to gain firsthand experiences through field-based internships.
  • Sociology
    Understand life and the everyday world around you using the sociological lens! Sociology is the scientific study of society and prepares you for a wide-ranging number of professional paths including business, government, education, counseling, community relations, planning and development, and non-profit organization opportunities. Our sociology major focuses on the study of family life, population movement, economics and inequality, group behavior, environmental studies, criminal justice and many other topics of social interest. Develop critical thinking skills applying concepts and ideas to real-world situations and learn how all of these things help you build a successful life and career.

Minor in...

Minor in Health - Teaching and Non-Teaching

Are you interested in a Health minor? Discover some of the benefits a minor in Health will provide:

  • Develop knowledge, skills, and ability to provide career attainment opportunities within health-related fields.

  • Create a foundation for post-graduate degree programs, such as health educator in health care setting and/or community, social work, psychology, mass communication/journalism with a health emphasis, marketing and health, post-graduate teaching health education, health specialization areas such as substance abuse, suicide and others, and school health coordination. 

  • Entering the field of education? Teaching students benefit by obtaining K-12 Comprehensive School Health Education Licensure and meeting state and federal mandates.

Courses included in Health Minor:

  • HLTH 101 - Health Concepts

  • HLTH 201 - ATOD Prevention Education

  • HLTH 370 - Stress Management

  • HLTH 251 - First Aid and CPR

  • HLTH 410 - Current Issues in Health

  • HLTH 420 - K-12 Methods of Health Instruction

  • HLTH 422 - Nutrition

Gain a broad base of health knowledge and the skills to work in a plethora of health-related career settings and teacher certification. There are also opportunities, as part of the health minor, to work with grant projects on campus that have a health focus which can health establish professional networks for students.

If interested or have further questions, contact:

Sandy Klarenbeek, Health Educator, located in the Young Center. School of Behavior Science.

 

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