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Northwest Missouri State University


Applied Health Science

Applied Health Science

The Northwest Difference

The Applied Health Science major at Northwest prepares students for future studies in health-related fields such as pre-med, pre-occupational therapy and pre-athletic training or enter a career in health and wellness. Students learn the aging process and the impact on health and wellness through the lifecycle, and ways in which physical activity impacts the human body and contributes to the developmental process. 

While at Northwest, faculty focus on teaching students human anatomy, the positioning and function of bones, and muscles, and their relationships within the human body; human physiology, the study of the interrelationship between organs and organ systems; exercise science, how the body reacts and performs with physical activity; promoting health, teaching health-related and disease prevention concepts to the general public. 

Benefits of Northwest-Kansas City

  • An associate degree will waive general education courses. Exceptions may apply.

Career Opportunities in Health Science

Below is a list of possible career opportunities and job titles related to the Applied Health Science major:

Career Opportunities

Job Titles

  • Corporate Recreation
  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Technician
  • Health Coach
  • Injury Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Fitness Trainer
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Wellness Coordinator

Here is a sampling of employers hiring students:

  • AmeriCorps
  • Boys Town
  • Gallup
  • Jackson County Corrections
  • Child and Family Center
  • Crittenton Services
  • Lake Bryn Mawr
  • YMCA
  • Preferred Family Healthcare
  • GEO Group
  • Missouri Department of Social Services
  • Netsmart Technologies
  • HealthFitness