The bachelor’s-level Health & Exercise Science (HES) Program at Jefferson College of Health Sciences provides students with opportunities to explore the scientific foundations of human exercise as well as current issues relating to individual and community health.
In this program, students study the areas of human anatomy, exercise physiology, kinesiology, psychology of physical activity, injury prevention, nutrition, and other aspects of health, as well as a wide range of general education subjects.
The program combines field and laboratory experiences with classroom instruction, so students have “hands-on” practice in areas such as cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, commercial and hospital wellness programs, fitness management, and allied health fields such as physical and occupational therapy.
These experiences help prepare graduates in the use of exercise and fitness activities in clinical, corporate and commercial environments.
A Foundation for Continuing
The HES program is a natural fit for those students interested in earning a four year degree that can serve as a basis for further education at the graduate level.