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Health Sciences ( Exercise Science and Health Promotion )

Health Sciences ( Exercise Science and Health Promotion )

The goal of this program is to prepare students for graduate studies in health sciences, or for health professions where they will be involved in the identification, evaluation, treatment, and prevention of diseases and injuries; educating the public on prevention and self-management for healthy lifestyles; and designing, implementing, and evaluating programs necessary for promoting general wellness.



Students in the health science degree programs will demonstrate the following outcomes:

  1. Behavior change skills and health promotion competencies
  1. The ability to critically analyze information relative to health and disease/injury prevention
  1. The ability to understand and apply scientific principles and methods
  1. Written and verbal capabilities
  1. The ability to work cooperatively in groups
  1. The ability to problem seek and solve.


The professional concentration in Exercise Science and Health Promotion provides preparation for students desiring employment in the growing health promotion field and/or graduate studies in exercise science, health education, and related fields.  The curriculum places an emphasis on exercise, nutrition, and healthy lifestyle. Students may use this concentration to prepare for certification as a Certified Personal Trainer or Clinical Exercise Specialist through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Students should recognize that this program does not automatically lead to these certifications. Interested students are encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss eligibility requirements.

This concentration also requires students to take a 300-hour internship in a professional setting such as community health agencies, Guam Memorial Hospital, or various wellness clinics or fitness centers.


Core Courses:
Credit Hours
BI124/124LAnatomy & Physiology I4 credits*
BI125/125LAnatomy & Physiology II4 credits*


or Nutrition & Health or 
CF231Nutrition for Health Pro3 credits
HS200Health & Wellness3 credits*
HS216Intro to Public Health3 credits
HS405/GEpidemiology3 credits
HS416Research in Nursing and Health Sciences3 credits
HS498Internship6 credits
MA161aCollege Algebra & Trigonometry I3 credits*
MA387Statistics for Sciences4 credits
NU112Medical Terminology2 credits
NU344Aging: Myths & Realities3 credits
 Total: (27 program + 14)**41 credits


** includes 19 upper division credits



Completion Requirements

Concentration in Exercise Science and Health Promotion Requirements:

Credit Hours


Nutrition throughout the Lifespan3 credits


Sports Nutrition3 credits


Human Growth and Development3 credits


Educational Psychology3 credits


Conditioning & Fitness1 credit
HS105Strength Training1 credit


Aerobics1 credit


Human Biology & Behavior3 credits


Kinesiology3 credits


Exercise Physiology3 credits


Test & Measurement in Exercise Science3 credits


Human Sexuality3 credits


Research and Report Writing3 credits


Special Topics in Health Sciences6 credits


Public Health & Disease Mgmt3 credits
PY101General Psychology3 credits*
 At least 9 credits of advisor approved HS/BI/CH/CF/PE/PH/PY/SO9 credits
Total: (51 program + 3)**
54 credits


** includes at least 30 upper division credits


Required GEs

55 credits


27 credits


51 credits
Grand Total
133 credits


What careers are available to someone with a degree in Health Sciences (Exercise Science and Health Promotion)?

  1. Clinical Laboratory Technologists
  2. Dietitians and Nutritionists
  3. Elementary, Middle, and High School Teachers
  4. Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
  5. Health Educators
  6. Recreation and Fitness Workers
  7. Recreational Therapists

Health Sciences ( Exercise Science and Health Promotion ) is a Undergraduate Degrees program in the School of Nursing & Health Sciences