What is Physical Activity and Well-Being at WVU like?
This unique degree program focuses on the importance of regular physical activity in promoting health, reducing risk for chronic disease and improving quality of life.
In the Physical Activity and Well-being major, you will complete specialized training in movement sciences, personal training and physical activity instruction and choose an area of emphasis in adventure and outdoor learning, aquatics, recreational sport or well-being.
This major is ideal for the hands-on learner as it allows you to customize your degree toward the instruction of specialized forms of physical activity ranging from personal training to aquatic facilities management to adventure sports. The plan of study focuses on the health-related outcomes associated with physical activity throughout the lifespan. The related courses and hands-on learning experiences are taught from social and behavioral perspectives, preparing graduates to work with a diverse range of clients from youth to older adults in a growing, global industry.
Physical Activity and Well-Being program highlights:
At a Glance
College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
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Areas of Emphasis
Tailor this major to your interests by taking courses in one of these areas:
- Adventure and Outdoor Learning (BA)
- Aquatic Physical Activity (BA)
- Coaching Well-Being (BA)
- Recreational Sport (BA)