The Mission of the Health Promotion and Exercise Sciences Department is to educate all WestConn students about the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices, which encourages life-long, optimal health and well-being. Read more ...
There are two distinct degree programs within the health promotion and exercise sciences area:
- B.S. Health Education (PK-12)
Bachelor of Science degree and teaching certification as a school health educator
- B.S. Health Promotion Studies
Bachelor of Science degree as a health promotion studies educator, with options in community health and wellness management
Fast Track This Degree: highly motivated students can complete this degree in less than 2.5 years! More information.
Following completion of a Bachelor of Science in Health Education or Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion Studies, students will be prepared to sit for the national CHES examination (Certified Health Education Specialist - the credential for health educators).
Congratulations, Marisa Cassiano ('13) for receiving the Volunteer Council Distinguished Service Award from... [Read More] the Visiting Nurse Service of New York! Marissa received this award for her outstanding volunteer service in response to Super Storm Sandy throughout the five NYC boroughs during her HPS internship with the VNSNY.