Wake Forest University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Health and Exercise Science


1834 Wake Forest Road

Reynolda Hall

Winston-Salem, NC 27106

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Health and Exercise Science offers a 2 year program leading to a Master of Science degree. Our department has a research agenda focused on understanding the determinants and prevention of chronic disease and disability across the lifespan. The curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for careers as exercise specialists directing preventive and rehabilitative programs, positions in health and exercise science research programs, and further study in graduate programs or allied health programs.

We offer students (a) rigorous coursework from faculty who are teacher-scholars,(b) an internship in the chronic disease management program run by the department where students apply the principles learned in the classroom, and (c) a MS thesis requirement where students work one-on-one with a faculty advisor. Members of the HES faculty are engaged in collaborative research with the Departments of Cardiology, Pulmonology, Public Health Sciences, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, and Neurology at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences.


Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada Commission on Accreditation

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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