Applied Health and Fitness

Leaders needed on the road to wellness

If you desire to promote healthy lifestyles, wellness, and fitness, then this could be the program for you.

Indiana Wesleyan University's Applied Health and Fitness major is designed to prepare you for a range of careers in corporate wellness, personal training, strength and conditioning, health promotion, and fitness club management, to name a few. By applying course knowledge learned in the IWU Human Performance lab, you can step into the real world of health, fitness, and wellness. You can also pursue practical experiences based on your specific area of interest.

Graduates of this program can become certified as a Personal Trainer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Health Fitness Specialist, or Group Fitness Instructor. The IWU faculty encourages certifications from a nationally recognized organization such as the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), or American Council on Exercise (ACE).

Students may also choose to minor in Health Promotion and Wellness as a supplement to another IWU major.

Pre-Physical Therapy Program

The Pre-Physical Therapy program consists of a combination of courses in addition to the course requirements for any other official university major, and is designed to prepare students for application to a professional physical therapy school. Majors in Athletic Training, Biology, Exercise Science, and Psychology best complement this program. Some professional schools may require additional coursework; therefore, it is imperative that interested students obtain the appropriate prerequisite requirements and related information from potential graduate schools and work with their advisors to meet all admissions requirements.

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One of the best ways to discover a degree program is to check out the course listings. By simply clicking on the course titles below, you can get a preview of the classes you will attend as a student at Indiana Wesleyan University.

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* Students may take either PHE-264 or PHE-265 and PHE-236.

Health Promotion and Wellness Minor




Students choose between either BIO-111 or BIO-311 and either BIO-112 or BIO-312.




You can follow in their footsteps

For Applied Health and Fitness (AHF) faculty, the path to the front of the university class was paved with a variety of real-world educational experiences. What they learned while teaching health and wellness and physical education in the public school system, developing health promotion and wellness programs, and providing care in outpatient orthopedic clinics will benefit you as you anticipate the workday world of wellness and fitness.

Balancing their professional, civic and spiritual lives, AHF faculty contribute to their professional organizations, give back as community volunteers and are active in their church communities.

Melissa Cook; MS, EdD Assoc Prof; Exercise Science View Profile
Andrew T Doyle; MA, LAT, ATC, CSCS Asst Athletic Trainer View Profile
R. Nathaniel Foster; PhD Associate Professor, SOHS View Profile
Michael Fratzke; MEd, EdD Professor; Physical Education | Chair; Div of Health and Human Perf View Profile
Mary Jacobs; MA, LAT, ATC, CSCS Asst Prof; Athletic Training | Head Athletic Trainer View Profile
John Ozmun; MS, PED View Profile
Adam Thompson, PhD, LAT, ATC Professor; Athletic Training | Director; Athletic Training Education View Profile
Aly Williams; MS, Lat, Cscs, PhD Assoc Prof; Exercise Science View Profile
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