Wellness, Health Promotion and Injury Prevention

Wellness, health promotion and injury prevention graduates take pride in careers that reassure people amid the growing concern over health, well-being and safety.

The primary goal of the WHP program is to prepare students for entry to graduate programs of study in fields such as exercise science, health education, human resources, injury prevention, psychology, nutrition, public health, and related professional and medical fields such as a second degree in nursing, physician assistant, medicine, or occupational safety and health. The program prepares students to address growing societal needs for specialists in diverse allied health fields. The curriculum provides students with a broad-based introduction to this emerging multi-disciplinary field of study and provides a specialization within one of eight focus areas: additional major in psychology; general health enhancement; intervention strategies in health promotion; complementary medicine; injury prevention; exercise science; nutrition and health; and a pre-health professional option.


This tool should only be used as a guide — remember to meet with your academic adviser, Career Services and/or faculty to determine appropriate career options.

  • My future career:

    Exercise Physiologist

  • My future career:

    Health Educator

  • My future career:

    Personal Trainer

  • My future career:

    Wellness Coordinator

    • Career & Salary Information
    • Possible Career Options
    • Median Salary*
    • Education Needed
    • For More Information**

    * Median salary for the state of Michigan

    ** These professional organizations provide an excellent starting point for your research. There are many more resources available online.

    Additional Considerations

    Some careers may require additional education. See your academic adviser for more information.

    • Injury Prevention Specialist
    • Patient Services Coordinator