Why study Health and Fitness Promotion at Washburn?  

Do you want to help others increase their quality of life through activity and movement? Health and Fitness Promotion can get you there. This degree will prepare you to work in the quickly growing wellness field in areas including public health, community health, employee wellness, as a trainer, or a health educator. This program will give you a broad range of experiences – including an internship – so you’ll graduate with experience ready for what’s next.
Career Forecast Bright OutlookAverage Salary $50,280 to $72,530 depending on fieldon campus
A student observes someone doing a fitness test.

What sets Health and Fitness Promotion at Washburn apart?

  • Your professors have been in your shoes and can help you choose the right Kinesiology degree path for your specific interests and goals. If you want to pursue a Master of Public Health (MPH) this is a great foundation.
  • Before your internship, you’ll have courses that give you knowledge and skill related to activity techniques, injury prevention, the microcomputing applications and fitness testing equipment used in the field. You’ll have the skills in help others enhance their performance and increase their quality of life.
  • Most students in this program have at least a part-time job. Working at Washburn’s Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) is a great fit!
  • You’ll be eligible for scholarships.
  • Student clubs will help you connect with your peers and make a difference.

Set for success

CAREER FORECAST: bright outlook

Opportunities to gain experience


Sunflower State Games

Special Olympics

Student/Faculty ratio

11:1 Kinesiology 

Qualities for success

Team oriented

Good communication skills

Like challenge and helping others

GET IN TOUCH WITH Kinesiology Department

Kinesiology Department
Petro Allied Health Center, Room 201
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Phone: 785.670.1459
Fax: 785.670.1059
Secretary: Nancy Province

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