Health Education/Exercise Science

In light of the nation's changing and ever-evolving health needs, BVU's exercise science health education program prepares students to be outstanding health educators in the K-8 or 5-12 classroom.


Become an Expert Health Advocate

BVU’s exercise science health education program prepares students to become experts in instructing proper diets and exercises to prevent chronic diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular problems. Students are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to help the next generation understand how to live a healthy lifestyle, both physically and psychologically.

Specifically, the program provides students with a comprehensive background in an array of different health topics, including current health issues, lifetime health management, nutrition, health psychology, public and community health, and more.


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Top-Notch Equipment

Human performance lab and more

Exercise science health education students have access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. This includes the new human performance laboratory, which houses a Metabolic Cart to measure oxygen uptake.


Unified Sports Day

Hands-on experience with meaning

Each fall, BVU students help put together Unified Sports Day in partnership with Special Olympics Iowa. The event is designed to promote social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences, and gives athletes with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to spend the day on campus with BVU coaches, staff, and faculty.

Minor in Exercise Science Health Education with Teaching Licensure (24 Credit Hours)
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Ms. Janet Berry
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
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