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Health Sciences

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of exercise physiologists, physical and occupational therapists as well as physician’s assistants is projected to grow 26 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand is on the rise as hospitals emphasize exercise and preventive care as part of their treatment and long-term rehabilitation from chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases as well as the need to treat mobility issues stemming from chronic conditions such as diabetes or obesity as well as Alzheimer’s disease, cerebral palsy and autism.

The Health Science Major (HS) is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills established by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) or the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), to become a Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP).  In addition, the HS Major prepares those students interested in graduate programs in areas such as Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physician’s Assistant.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, the graduate will earn a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Health Science and will be able to:


  • Utilize, through competent practice, the cognitive knowledge which are required in strength and conditioning and/or clinical exercise physiology.
  • Demonstrate a thorough working knowledge of human anatomy/physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, periodization and administration.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of exercise testing and prescription for all populations.
  • Demonstrate currently acceptable professional practices and apply the knowledge to patients, athletes and/or clients.
  • Demonstrate professional conduct in a variety of settings with all other health care providers.

Career Opportunities for Health Science Majors

Health Science Majors can work in a variety of settings with other health professionals.  The variety of settings include:


  • Professional sports teams
  • Colleges
  • High Schools
  • Sports facilities
  • Fitness centers
  • Rehabilitation clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Military installations

additional program information


For additional information, please call the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, which coordinates the admission of all students, at (610) 558-5616 or (800) 9-NEUMANN or feel free to e-mail us at


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