Program Description

The Applied Health Science major at Northwest prepares students for future studies in health-related fields such as pre-med, pre-occupational therapy and pre-athletic training or enter a career in health and wellness. Students learn the aging process and the impact on health and wellness through the lifecycle, and ways in which physical activity impacts the human body and contributes to the developmental process.

About Northwest Missouri State University

Founded in 1905, Northwest is a coeducational, primarily residential four-year university that offers a broad range of undergraduate and selected graduate programs on its Maryville campus as well as its Northwest-Kansas City location and through Northwest Online. With an enrollment of about 6,500 students, Northwest has met all measures of the state's performance-based funding initiative during four of the model's first five years, and U.S. News and World Report has ranked it as the top moderately selective regional university in Missouri during three of the last four years. Safewise ranks the city of Maryville as one of the "Safest College Towns in America," while BestCollegesOnline.org has named the Northwest campus one of the "50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S."