- Bouvé College of Health Sciences
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- Full Time
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Northeastern University introduces a new concentration in Physical Activity and Public Health. Physical inactivity is recognized as a major public health problem in the United States and is a significant risk factor for many chronic disease including heart disease, stroke, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, obesity, type 2-diabetes, and colon and breast cancers. Furthermore, physical activity significantly lowers risk of these chronic diseases. This concentration is designed to prepare professionals trained in both exercise science and public health who have a career interest in physical activity and public health, specifically in health promotion and chronic disease prevention. The curriculum is designed to study issues and concepts related to the epidemiology of physical activity and chronic disease, public health administration and policy, health behavior, health education, and environmental health and the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs to promote physical activity in various populations.
Physical Activity and Public Health