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Bachelor of Science in Health Behavior Science - Health and Disability

Bachelor of Science in Health Behavior Science - Health and Disability

University of Delaware

Newark Campus, Newark, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    531-540
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
The Health Behavior Science major is designed to provide a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to behavior change and health. The focus of the major is on developing skills and expertise to help change behavior processes. Concepts covered include health behavior theory, community assessment, and program planning, evaluation and behavior change skills. This program covers a wide number of health-related areas but currently has an emphasis on physical activity, nutrition and chronic disease prevention. It also provides significant classroom and hands-on experience in working with group and individual change in addition to organization and administration of facilities and agencies. Students pursuing this major will move toward careers within the health promotion, community health, worksite wellness and leisure service industries organizations which are focusing on community-based interventions to promote healthy lifestyles. Career paths: Employment opportunities for Health Behavior Science graduates are diverse and rewarding. With the increased attention on health, fitness, and leisure, career possibilities have expanded into new and exciting areas. Graduates may be employed as health promotion/corporate fitness specialists, personal fitness trainers, cardiac rehabilitation specialists, recreation directors, health coach, health educator, health policy analyst, activity directors, or facility managers in leisure or fitness/wellness facilities. Many graduates pursue master’s degrees in Health Promotion, Public Health, or Clinical Health Professions.