Program Description

 

If you’re passionate about wellness and fitness, this multidisciplinary curriculum provides the theory and practice to prepare you for professional work in schools, private agencies, clinical environments, government or business. Selecting a concentration in either kinesiology or health promotion, you’ll have an opportunity to influence the physical activity, health, lifestyle and productivity of individuals, communities and organizations. 

Why Grand View?

  • Opportunities to work with individuals and organizations in health enhancement.
  • Hands-on experiences involving students in various learning environments.
  • Supervised internships available in a variety of settings.
  • Focus on effective behavior change theory and application.

Career Options

  • Wellness program directors
  • Corporate wellness coordinators
  • Exercise specialists
  • Strength and conditioning specialists
  • Health promotion planners
  • Personal trainers
  • Wellness coaches

About Grand View University

Founded more than 100 years ago in 1896, Grand View offers a high-quality education to a diverse student body in a career-oriented, liberal arts-grounded curriculum in Des Moines, Iowa, a metropolitan area of more than half a million people. Grand View offers bachelor's and master's degrees, and welcomes traditional students and adult learners representing a wide range of religious and cultural backgrounds. At Grand View, students find a winning combination of high-quality programs, experienced professors, and caring individuals. With approximately 2,000 students (around 1,650 full time), an average class size of 16, and a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1, students get to know their professors and other students well. They learn independence and seek responsibility in Grand View's educational environment. Learning is an interactive process at Grand View—students engage in lively discussions, work on real-world projects, and participate in career-related work experiences. Grand View welcomes and supports students from all walks of life, geographies, religions and ethnicities.