Health & Wellness Education

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Build a future improving minds and bodies.

Start down the road to a fun-filled and rewarding career that mixes education and well-being.

Frostburg State University’s nationally accredited undergraduate program in Health and Wellness Education program will help you prepare for employment in the community health, health education or health and physical education fields.

And you'll stay on track with a program redesigned to help you graduate on time. Our tightened curriculum means you can complete your degree in four years, save money and get your dream career started sooner as you learn from an accessible faculty who are dedicated to giving you the educational experience of a lifetime! 

Health and Wellness Education Degree Highlights

  • Work with local PreK-12 students even before your internship experience. FSU hosts programs that bring local students to campus so you can develop your skills and confidence on familiar turf before going out into schools around the region.

  • Apply and refine your teaching skills during a semester-long capstone internship in local public schools. FSU places you with highly qualified teachers who have been trained by program faculty to give you a quality experience.

  • Flesh out your qualifications with experience in the Motor Clinic, which puts you in touch with students with special needs from area schools.

  • Develop your knowledge and skills using well-appointed facilities, which include a fitness center, indoor pool, climbing wall, weight rooms, and indoor/outdoor ball courts.

What can I do with a health and wellness education degree?


Median pay for health education specialists (BLS 2021)

Related Occupations

Community Health Worker

Health Coach

Health Educator 


There are six sectors in which Health Education Specialists where you can gain employment, including community health (e.g., family service specialists), school health (e.g., district wellness coordinator), business and non-profit health (e.g., wellness consultant), academia and university health (e.g., health and wellness coordinator), government and health departments (e.g., health officer), and health care (e.g., community outreach coordinator). According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Health Education Specialist employment is expected to grow thirteen percent between 2019 – 2029.

New positions for health and physical education teachers in PreK-12 schools will vary by region and grade level, depending on an area’s number of students and available funding. More growth is expected in younger classrooms than in high schools, although the need to replace retiring teachers will create opportunities at all levels. Teachers with certification in multiple subjects, such as physical education and health, should have significantly higher prospects. Some physical education teachers also work as team coaches, which can provide extra income.

What You'll Learn

You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how individuals learn and adopt new behaviors, recognizing that patterns of development vary within and across the cognitive, social, emotional and physical areas by using multiple methods of evaluation to engage individuals in their own growth, to monitor progress and to guide decision making. You can design an educational programming that supports your health and wellness goals and develops your teaching skills. In addition to extensive real-world experiences and internships, you will experience small class sizes and extra-curricular opportunities that foster close-knit, supportive relationships with peers and faculty mentors.

A Frostburg State education: more valuable than ever.

With nationally recognized academic programs, real-world learning experiences, a top-notch support system, and a thriving student life, Frostburg State is a place where you can discover yourself, define your goals, and prepare for your future.

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