Department of Health, Nutrition, and
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Newark, DE 19716
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Nutrition & Dietetics-
Health Behavior Science
The Health Behavior Science major is designed to provide a coordinated approach to manage and change an individual's behavior via interventions mediated through the health and leisure service industry. Students pursuing this major will move towards careers within the health promotion and leisure service industries - industries that focus on community based interventions to promote healthy lifestyles. Each concentration features a strong base of general education courses in English, communication, humanities, business, mathematics, and social and natural sciences. All concentrations within Health Behavior Science require a nine-credit internship experience.
Interest Groups: Entering freshmen and transfer students seeking admission into Health Behavior Science are admitted to interest groups (HBSI) associated with each major. Freshmen participating in an interest group are eligible to apply for admission to one of these majors at the end of the freshman year.
- Fitness Management Those students choosing the Fitness Management Program develop a background in the exercise sciences, fitness programming and leadership, and fitness and health principles. This program, which requires a nine-credit internship, leads to opportunities in private or corporate fitness, health promotion, and cardiac rehabilitation, as well as further educational opportunities in graduate school in exercise physiology, cardiac rehabilitation, health promotion, etc.
- Leisure Service Management This program prepares students for careers in the recreation and leisure service industry, as well as in park management and administration. Students completing this degree program will be exposed to courses in developing program and leadership abilities, as well as the organization and administration of recreation and leisure services.