About the Majors

The four Health and Human Kinetics majors prepare you for careers in a growing field promoting individual and public health.

To become a health and human kinetics expert, it’s essential that learning takes place in the field. The real-world application of knowledge that defines The OWU Connection is vital to preparing you for a flourishing HHK career. At OWU, you master the theories of your field when you apply them to your life and to the lives of others. Opportunities such as hands-on coursework, field experience, travel-learning, and internships are built into the curriculum, and they start from your very first semester.

Students in Health and Human Kinetics select from four concentrations:

  • Health and Human Kinetics, General: The General major prepares you for a variety of options within the field and allows for an integrative approach to building a course of study. Requirements | Courses
  • Exercise Science: This major prepares you for advanced study in the fields of health and fitness training, exercise physiology, athletic training, biomechanics, sport psychology, and allied health professions like physical therapy, occupational therapy, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant. Requirements | Courses
  • Health Promotion: The Health Promotion major prepares you for advanced study and work in areas such as public health, health program planning, health policy, wellness programs, community health, and dietetics. Note: The Health Promotion major will no longer accept new students after December 18, 2020. Requirements | Courses
  • Sports and Exercise Management: With courses in business and economics, this major prepares you for opportunities in a variety of fields that combine physical/sport activity with areas such as sport management, marketing, and retail fitness. Requirements | Courses

Related Minors


Graduate Outcomes

Alexis Roberts ’19

After graduating, Alexis was accepted at the University of Louisville, where she is pursuing a Master’s in Sports Administration. While at OWU, Alexis had an internship at the University of Kentucky and was a member of the NCAC mentorship program.


Department Contact Info


Edwards Gymnasium
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3725
F 740-368-3751

Social Media

Facebook Like Us

Department Contact

Chair: Christopher Fink
Associate Professor of Health and Human Kinetics
Edwards Gymnasium 107-D

Academic Assistant: Wendi Kay
Edwards Gymnasium #107-A