Undergraduate Program


Health Promotion

Health Promotion is the science and art of helping people evaluate their lifestyle to move toward a state of optimal health. We define optimal health as a balance of physical, emotional, career, social, spiritual, and intellectual health. Lifestyle change can be facilitated through a combination of efforts to enhance awareness, change behavior and create environments that support health practices. The curriculum in Health Promotion has a strong science base that is complimented with coursework in exercise science, Health Promotion, business, and field experiences. Our students are well prepared for careers in a wide variety of allied health fields.

Careers in Health Promotion:
  • Certified Fitness Instructor / Certified Personal Trainer
  • YMCA Professional or Health Club Owner / Manager
  • Program / Athletic Director
Careers in Hospitals:
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Educational Director
  • Health Administration
  • Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Programs
  • Nutrition Educator
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Careers in Non-Profit Organizations:
  • American Cancer Association
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Lung Association
  • Agency on Aging
  • College / University Student Health Promotion
  • Community Health Promotion
  • Long Term Care Facilities / Activities Director
  • National Arthritis Foundation
  • Other Philanthropic Agencies / Associations
Careers in Corporate Health Promotions:
  • The White House Athletic Club
  • NBC
  • Sony Fitness Center
  • Coors Wellness Center
  • Heart Works Center
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • City of Fort Collins
  • IBM
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • StorageTek
  • Verizon Wireless
Possible Options for Graduate School:
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Business Administration
  • Counseling
  • Education K-12
  • Health Care Administration
  • Higher Education/Student Affairs
  • Nutrition Educator
  • Public Health

Sports Medicine

A major in Health and Exercise Science with a concentration in Sports Medicine is designed to serve as a pre-professional degree only and does not prepare the student to enter the job market upon graduation with a bachelor's degree. The Sports Medicine curriculum includes extensive science courses plus a variety of courses in exercise science. The Sports Medicine concentration serves as an undergraduate degree preparing the student for graduate studies in allied health areas and a variety of medical professions.

Career Opportunities
Additional Schooling: Graduate Programs
  • Anatomy/Physiology
  • Athletic Training*
  • Biomechanics
  • Chiropractic
  • Dentistry
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Public Health
  • Sports Administration
  • Sports Psychology
  • Other medical/health related fields

Additional courses may be required for some programs.
*Note: CSU does not have an accredited athletic training program.