Together we can create healthier communities!
The School of Health Promotion is a direct reflection of the purpose of the College of Health and Human Services – there is no greater need than the continued pursuit of improving the health and wellbeing of human life. Everything we practice, teach, and believe in comes from our desire to positively impact and radically improve the health and wellbeing of the people in our community.
Whether you are driven to make a positive impact on your community’s overall health, or are passionate about transforming lives through health promotion, or want to push boundaries and improve the performance of the human body – we know you will feel right at home in the School of Health Promotion & Human Performance in one of our industry leading programs!
Nobody pushes the boundaries of human performance more than athletes and this often times leads to injury. In order to maintain their body’s long-term health and performance, athletes (from young to old, high school to professional) need the help of qualified trainers who can help them train to prevent injury and help them rehabilitate if an injury does occur. Our Athletic training program will provide you with a scientific foundation and the critical thinking skills necessary to prevent, manage, and rehabilitate athletic injuries! Find out more here!
As our careers and lifestyles become more and more sedentary, the risk for heart disease and other morbidities increase exponentially. In order to enjoy long, healthy lives, exercise and fitness need to become an essential component of our daily routines. Exercise is recognized as a critical component in preventing diseases, and treating certain illnesses. Our Exercise Science program is built around a scientific curriculum that will provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to improve human performance and radically transform lives through exercise, while also preparing you for a variety of graduate professional schools. Find out more here!
One of the most effective ways that we can improve the health in our communities is to better educate people on issues that will affect their health. Whether you are interested in teaching the youth in your community how they can live healthy lifestyles, or working in the community to help educate people on how they can prevent disease or injury – our Health Education programs will prepare you to be an effective and compassionate educator in a field that is expected to grow by 37%! Find out more here!
Orthotics & Prosthetics
Are you interested in a career that allows you to be a problem solver, work with your hands, innovate, and help people? Orthotics and Prosthetics might be the profession for you. As one of only 13 programs in the country, Eastern Michigan University’s Masters of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics will prepare you to enter this fast paced and dynamic field. Find out more here!
The growing epidemic of obesity in our nation’s youth is a serious issue. Our future depends on our children growing up strong and healthy. Physical Education Teachers are the front line, serving as “boots on the ground” to help combat this epidemic. If you study in one of our nationally renowned Physical Education programs you will learn how to provide effective, fun, and transformative physical education programming to K-12 students with and without disabilities! In addition to our Physical Education Teacher Education track, we also offer an exciting new Sport Performance and Fitness Entrepreneurship track for students interested working with clients in the performance field. Find out more here!
Physician Assistants are the unsung heroes of the healthcare industry. They are versatile health care providers that fill the shortage of primary healthcare physicians and can practice virtually any medical specialty! Our PA Program will help you develop critical thinking and patient-centered problem-solving skills as well as giving practical preparation for the experiences you will encounter in your career. Our objective is not to just produce physician assistants because they are in need; rather, we want to develop highly respected ambassadors of the PA profession. Find out more here!
The Sport Management field covers the entire spectrum of the business of sports. Our program prepares students for careers in amateur and professional sport. Entry-level positions for undergraduates include ticket sales and equipment room positions, as well as jobs in event management and marketing. Our master’s level graduate students have careers in areas such as collegiate and professional media relations, marketing, sport entrepreneurship, student athlete support services, equipment room management, compliance, and facilities management. Find out more here!