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School of Health & Human Sciences

Undergraduate Programs

The School of Health & Human Sciences is centered on providing a dynamic learning experience. You’ll learn from supportive, expert faculty and work with community partners and programs.

Our undergraduate academic programs include six majors to choose from.

  • Exercise Science
Exercise science is the study of human health, wellness, and movement. Our degree will arm you with the knowledge and skills to launch you into a profession in the health, fitness, or sports fields.
In your courses, you’ll develop foundational knowledge of kinesiology, fitness, biomechanics, exercise physiology, nutrition, and more.
You’ll explore the boundaries of what the human body can do through research, internships, and real-life, hands-on experience in the field.
You’ll have the opportunity to participate in undergraduate research, mentored by outstanding faculty who are experts in the field.
Our exercise science graduates have applied their training to help solve the nation’s growing health issues, such as diabetes and obesity. Many advance into graduate or professional schools, on their way to becoming exercise physiologists, physical therapists, physician assistants, and occupational therapists.
  • Fitness Management and Personal Training
When you major in Fitness Management and Personal Training, you’ll gain an in-depth knowledge of movement, physical activity programming, and nutrition.
You’ll work with real clients and build your knowledge through research projects, internships, and opportunities to study abroad.
Graduates from this program are getting the country in shape at clinics, health and fitness clubs, community centers, nursing homes, hospitals, sports organizations, and businesses nationwide. They have the power to change lives through their jobs as personal trainers, health coaches, and fitness directors at every level.
And the career track has double rewards. While you’re helping others live well, you’re also helping yourself—daily exercise is part of the job.
  • Health Sciences
A degree in health sciences allows you to explore a number of health-related disciplines and prepares you for a wide variety of career options.
You’ll learn how the aging process affects people physically and psychologically—and how society can better serve them—from expert practitioners and nationally renowned scholars.
You’ll explore the ins and outs of health care systems—both in the United States and across the globe.
You’ll also discover how disabilities impact society. How rehabilitation organizations are run and how they deliver care. And how proper nutrition and healthcare promotion initiatives can improve overall wellness. And that’s just for starters.
As your studies progress, you can choose to keep your focus broad or hone in on a specific area to better prepare for a specific career or graduate school program. It’s all up to you!
  • Physical Education Teacher Education
Physical education teachers transform lives. For some children, they’re the first adults to promote healthy, active lifestyles.
Our program for preparing physical education teachers is the oldest in the nation, meets all standards of the Indiana Department of Education, and is founded on the guidelines of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education.
You’ll earn an all-grade Indiana teacher’s license for physical education, and you’ll have many options for student teaching.
  • Sports Management
Do you want to make your mark on the business side of the sports industry? You’ll be a big fan of our major in Sports Management.
You’ll study in Indianapolis home to six professional sports franchises, several Olympic governing bodies, the NCAA, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
You’ll work directly with these and other organizations before you graduate, interning with professional and amateur sports teams and solving real-life business problems.
In addition to the bachelor’s degree, you'll earn a certificate from the Kelley School of Business.
  • Tourism, Conventions, and Event Management
The Tourism, Conventions, and Event Management degree allows detail-oriented individuals to call the shots in a fast-paced work environment that changes daily.
You’ll study event management in and out of the classroom, run your own event, and get hands-on experience through extracurricular programs and internships at places like the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, the JW Marriott, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the 500 Festival.
These rich resources in the Indianapolis tourism, event, and hospitality industry—along with dedicated professors who have worked in the field—will give you the education and professional contacts you need to land a job managing high-profile events, sports franchises, museums, and other attractions after you graduate.


You can earn a certificate

Looking to up your game with another diploma? When you get a certificate from our school, you'll gain a valuable degree to help land the job you want.

Explore our 11 undergraduate certificate options to find what's right for you. No matter which certificate you choose, you're sure to take away useful skills and knowledge to help you succeed.

Health Sciences

  • Gerontology
  • Rehabilitation & Disability Studies


  • Personal Training
  • Youth Physical Wellness Programming

Nutrition & Dietetics

  • Nutrition

Tourism, Event, & Sport Management

  • Beverage Management Services
  • Cultural Heritage Tourism
  • Events Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Sports Tourism Development
  • Tourism Planning & Development

Or pursue a minor

Our minors help tailor your bachelor's degree program to help you make the most of your academic education. Select a minor from one of our nine options—and make sure you have the education and competitive edge wherever you are going.

Military Science

  • Leadership and Military Science


  • Coaching
  • Dance
  • Health Education
  • Wellness Coaching

Tourism, Event, & Sport Management

  • Events Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Sports Marketing
  • Tourism Management