Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
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.
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999