Master of Science in Applied Physical Activity and Health Promotion
Blend the traditional role of an exercise professional with the expanding role of the health and wellness coach with the Master of Science in Applied Physical Activity and Health Promotion in Temple University’s College of Public Health. This 33 credit-hour program combines hands-on experience with practical education to prepare students for the clinical field.
The Applied Physical Activity and Health Promotion MS program prepares students to become physical activity specialists proficient in
basic physiological principles, disease risk factors and nutrient needs for the body;
evidence-based, tailored wellness programs and research to prevent primary and secondary disease;
integrating behavior-change theories with core and supplemental techniques; and
Expectations for exercise professionals have evolved as the relationship between mental and physical health has become more clear. The scope of work required for an exercise professional now includes large-scale public health objectives, such as treating sedentary clients, preventing chronic diseases, and working with underserved communities while becoming an expert in both exercise training and prescription and behavior change strategies.
Throughout the program, coursework will prepare students for the National Board for Health and Wellness (NBC-HWC) coaching certification exam. Graduates can expect to work with experts in the field as extended members of healthcare teams and help achieve sustainable, long-term changes that positively impact public health.