I look forward to my classes because of how enjoyable they are.
- C. Caldon


The Department of Health & Physical Education provides a challenging program which will provide students with the academic knowledge and technical skills that will prepare them for a variety of career paths in the rapidly growing fields of health, fitness, wellness, and human performance. Graduates of the program will additionally be prepared to pursue advanced degrees in their major field of study or a related field.

The program offers degrees in the fields of Pre-Nursing, Physical Education, and Health and Human Performance.


We have a long standing agreement with West Virginia University to offer a BSN transfer program in nursing—one year at Glenville State, and then a transfer to WVU Institute of Technology for three years. We offer strong science and liberal arts courses to support the nursing degree.

Physical Education

Health and Human Performance

Students seeking a degree in Health and Human Performance can major in Exercise Science, Health Promotion, or Athletic Conditioning and Coaching.

Exercise Science

Students majoring in Exercise Science will complete their degree program with a strong foundation of knowledge and skills in the Life Sciences, which will prepare individuals for entry-level positions in a variety of professional environments, including:

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Personal Training
  • Exercise Specialist
  • Cardiopulmonary Technologist
  • Corporate/Worksite Wellness
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Tactical Strength and Conditioning Coach

Health Promotion

Students majoring in Health Promotion will finish their degree program with the skills to gain positions in a variety of community health settings, including public health departments, hospital-based health programs, professional and commercial health organizations, corporate health settings and volunteer organizations. These entry-level positions include:

  • Corporate/Worksite Wellness
  • Health Educator
  • Public Health Agency (National Cancer Institute, American Heart Association, etc.)
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Hospital-based Health Program
  • Grant Writer
  • Community Health Worker
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Chronic Disease Health Promotion Program Coordinator

Athletic Conditioning and Coaching

Students majoring in Athletic Conditioning and Coaching will be prepared for entry-level positions in:

  • Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Tactical Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Athletic Scout/Recruiter
  • Sport Coaching


For additional information about the Department of Health & Physical Education, its programs, faculty, and organizations contact:

Alison Witte photo Dr. Alison S. Witte
Associate Professor of Health and Nursing, Health and Physical Education Department
125 Physical Education Building
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Department of Health & Physical Education in the School Catalog This file is in PDF format
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