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Applied Health Science

Program(s) Available: B.S.

To live life to the fullest, we must prioritize our overall health and wellness. If this topic interests you, the applied health science major could be for you!

Why Study Applied Health Science at Northwest

The applied health science major is perfect if you want to work in health, wellness, kinesiology, and disease prevention. Students learn how to create and deliver comprehensive health and wellness programs that enhance the physical, cognitive and psychosocial well-being of clients. Faculty are true experts in the field and want to make sure you're comfortable with all topics before starting your career. 

Students have the option to specialize in aging studies, exercise science, health coaching, or sports medicine. Tracks of emphasis allow students to learn about working with the aging population, learn about exercise and its role in obtaining overall health, understand the psychological side of improving health, and allow students to complete prerequisites for a future in sports medicine.

Regardless of your chosen track, our goal is to help you land your dream job after graduation. How? It's simple. We give students hands-on experience on day one. Courses expose students to elements of the industry as early as the first year. You'll learn about human anatomy, human physiology, exercise science, health and more! Students also have the opportunity to volunteer for community initiatives like the Camp Cope youth bereavement program, the Outdoor Odyssey program for veterans, the Kip Kittens youth gymnastics program and more.

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Aging Studies

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