Program Description


The Health and Wellness degree will grant you knowledge and insight into the human body. You'll earn a Bachelor of Science degree and practical experience in the care and function of the body, touching on topics that draw upon sports science, kinesiology, and nutrition. Health and Wellness works well alongside Pre-Med, and other pre-professional programs as a powerful supplement, grounded with application and study. Students looking to begin a career as a chiropractor, dietitian, physical therapist, athletic coach, or in allied health and related fields are invited to take the program as a major or dual major. 

Program Description

Health and Wellness boasts a varied curriculum that pulls from several disciplines, touching on psychology, physiology, biology, and more. What behaviors are conducive to the maximized function of the human body? How does disease spread? What role does psychology have in the physical health of the body? You will address and explore all of these topics, as well as numerous contemporary issues. All majors work closely with advisement to design their educational road map. Advisers focus on career planning and supplementing goals with related courses or work study experience. Depending on your career goals, you may select from three specialization tracts; Strength and Conditioning, Exercise Physiology/Biomechanics, and Pre-Healthcare Professions.



The Canisius College Health and Wellness program is nationally respected, and competitive for placing students in the top graduate schools in the country. Through us, you will prepare to apply for certification through organizations such as the National Strength and Conditioning Association, American College of Sports Medicine, National Academy of Sports Medicine and American Council on Exercise, upon graduation. You'll benefit from small class sizes and professors that are active in both the academics and practice of the health and wellness fields.

About Canisius College

Consistently ranked among the top regional institutions in the Northeast, Canisius is the premier private university in Western New York and one of 28 Jesuit, Catholic colleges in the nation. Founded in 1870 by German Jesuits, Canisius is named for St. Peter Canisius, a renowned Dutch educator and one of the original members of the Society of Jesus. What began in a single building in downtown Buffalo now consists of 37 buildings located on 72 acres in a residential neighborhood in North-Central Buffalo. We are a masters-level, comprehensive university offering undergraduate, graduate and professional programs that are distinguished by close student-faculty collaboration and experiential learning opportunities that transform the mind and spirit. Canisius promotes the Jesuit principles of excellence, service and leadership through a broad range of learning experiences and a distinct core curriculum that is grounded in the liberal arts.