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B.S. in Health and Exercise Science, Health Promotion

A major in Health and Exercise Science – Health Promotion from Colorado State University provides academic content and experience in promoting positive health behaviors such as physical activity, weight management, stress management, identification of risk factors associated with chronic disease (cardiovascular rehabilitation, cancer rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation).

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $32,734 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States

The curriculum of the Health and Exercise Science – Health Promotion from Colorado State University focuses on exercise science, behavior change, health promotion program development, business administration, and practical field experiences.

This concentration prepares students for careers in a wide variety of allied health fields for all ages, from youth to older adults. Graduates of this concentration pursue careers working in clinical rehabilitative settings, corporate health and wellness programs, fitness facilities, strength and conditioning, non-profit organizations, public health, adaptitive recreation, firefighting, and health/wellness areas. Students in this concentration have also been very successful in continuing their formal education with graduate school.

Potential Occupations

The United States and other developed countries are struggling with an aging and increasingly unhealthy population. Understanding the role of physical activity in preventing and treating disease and maintaining optimal health at any age is critical. Graduates trained in the foundations of human movement such as anatomy, physiology, exercise prescription and health behavior change AND the ability to apply this knowledge to enhance the health, well-being and functional performance of the public, will be in high demand.



“My experience at CSU, and particularly in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology has been invaluable! The program was both challenging and supportive.”

Sara Bombaci // Master of Science

Courses included

  • Principles of Human Physiology
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Anatomical Kinesiology
  • Biomechanics and Neurophysiology
  • Public Speaking
  • Writing in the Disciplines: Sciences
  • Techniques of Teaching Group Exercise
  • Exercise Prescription