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Health Promotion and Exercise Science Major, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months


The Health Promotion and Exercise Science academic program at Shepherd University is a baccalaureate degree providing professional preparation for a career in health and fitness exercise science and a solid foundation for graduate study in health, exercise science/fitness, and allied health.

In addition to the course requirements listed:

  •        It is required that each major be an active member of an approved state or national organization in Health Promotion & Exercise Science during the academic years while pursuing this major.
  •        It is required that all Health Promotion & Exercise Science majors attend two state and/or national conferences in the area of health promotion and/or exercise science during the academic years while pursuing this major.
  •        It is required that each student develop an electronic portfolio of their academic work beginning with their freshman year. The electronic portfolio is to be completed by the student during their senior year.
  •        It is  required that each student earn a minimum of "C" in each Health Promotion & Exercise Science core class.
  • Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    Programme Structure


    • Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab 
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab 
    • Exercise Leadership 
    • Wellness in the Workplace 
    • Contemporary Health I

    English Language Requirements

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    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score: 2

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

    General Requirements

    Admission requirements:
    • Complete the application for admission.
    • Submit the $45 application fee or an approved application fee waiver.
    • Send an official high school transcript or GED to Shepherd.
    • Send your SAT or ACT scores.
    • It is recommended that you submit a personal statement with your application. Personal statements can be typed into the online application, mailed, or emailed.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      18048 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 18048 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      7548 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 7548 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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