Be the key to a happier, healthier future—study health and exercise science

With the right degree, your interest in health and fitness can lead you to an exciting career improving the health of your community, working in the government or even with world class athletes. With the University of St. Thomas, you’ll gain the skills to forge a career in one of the most rewarding industries.

Top Three Reasons To Study Here


  • Highly sophisticated equipment

    to prepare you for the real world


  • A career you can take with you:

    no matter where you are in the world


  • The best chance of work placement after your studies;

    100% of students in public health participate in an internship and/or research


What will I study?

You have the choice to major in public health, exercise science, health promotion or physical education. Each major gives you the opportunity to specialize in the area of your choice.

The core mission of the Department of Health and Exercise Science is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to promote healthy living for individuals and their communities. Depending on which major you select, you will study the complex functions of the human body through an examination of its anatomy, physiology and kinesiology.

You will learn about proper nutrition, analyzing the relationships among diet, bodily health and available energy. Coursework will prepare you to educate others about the importance of healthy lifestyles in a variety of venues: schools, workplaces, and the community at large.

Our curriculum offers numerous opportunities to put theory into practice through community-based learning, inquiry-based teaching, clinical experiences, internships and student-faculty collaborative research.

Students learning the benefits of exercise

Why choose the University of St. Thomas?

At the University of St. Thomas, we want to give you more than just a qualification, we want to help you kick-start your career in the health and fitness industry. With the right knowledge and the chance for valuable work experience in the field of your choice, you’ll be set with a career that you can take with you no matter where you are in the world.

You’ll get to enjoy a vibrant campus life with numerous opportunities to make new friends through clubs, social groups and campus events. Our friendly campus culture brings together students from all around the world, making the University of St. Thomas a very welcoming place for international students. We will support you from the day you arrive, whether you need help with English, access to counselling services, or career advice.

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