Leaders who understand the physiological and public health implications of lifestyle choices, including physical activity and nutrition, are needed to help battle obesity, diabetes, mental health, and other chronic diseases.

Promote health in action and increase the quality of life nationwide.

The 42 credit hour Master of Public Health program concentration in Physical Activity and Healthy Lifestyles at Colorado State University, prepares graduates for a variety of careers striving to increase the number of people who adopt healthy lifestyle choices. These careers are in state and local health departments, federal agencies, parks and recreation departments, non-profit and community health organizations, worksites and schools.

In the Physical Activity and Healthy Lifestyles concentration, students can choose from a range of classes on topics related to physical activity, nutritional sciences, exercise science, epidemiology, and health promotion planning.

Alumni have gone on to many exciting career opportunities including:

  • Youth Wellness Coordinator with a community non-profit
  • Wellness Coordinator for employees of a county health department
  • Healthy Hearts Educator with a healthcare system
  • Program Evaluation Specialist with a community health organization
  • Chronic Disease Health Systems Specialist with a state health department

*This MPH concentration is only offered in-person at the CSU campus and is not available as a remote degree program.

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