Bachelor programs

Community Health

The Bachelor of Science in Community Health prepares students for careers in the broad field of community health. Coursework includes training in health topics, intervention development and evaluation, health behavior theory, policy and teaching methods. The program also prepares students to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam, which is given by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC). This credential ensures that students are trained and qualified to plan and coordinate community health education programs.

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Early and Elementary Education

The Elementary Education program leads to a Michigan Elementary Standard Teaching Certificate for teaching all subjects in grades pre-school through 3rd grade or 3rd grade through 6th grade.

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Exercise and Sport Science

Leap into an active and invigorating career with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science from Wayne State University. You’ll study human health and development in our science-based curriculum, and you’ll apply that knowledge to sport, fitness, human movement systems, and other areas of kinesiology.

The Sport and Exercise Science major readies you for graduate study and leads you to a rewarding career dedicated to improving human performance and wellness.

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Health and Physical Education Teaching

Bachelor’s of Science with a major in Health and Physical Education Teaching, Initial K-12 Health and Physical Education Teacher Certification 

Our Bachelor of Science in health and physical education (PE) teaching offers you  an opportunity to acquire the content knowledge and pedagogy to positively influence the health and well-being of the next generation of youth. Curriculum highlights include courses in technology for the health and PE teacher, sociocultural issues in urban, rural and suburban teaching environments, and an on-campus pediatric adapted physical education practicum course. Embedded within our curriculum are 600 hours of direct teaching experiences. As a result, our graduates are extremely well prepared to face the growing diversity of students in a variety of teaching environments. To meet the needs of our students, we offer several exclusively online or hybrid courses. Our program has been designed with feedback from the Michigan Department of Education and local administrator stakeholders, allowing us to produce highly qualified and sought after teacher candidates.

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Secondary Education

Undergraduate students have the choice of pursuing a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Education, depending upon the university’s Foreign Culture requirement. Students who elect to take a course in Foreign Culture will pursue the B.S. degree. At the completion of the program, students apply for the degree, as well as the Initial Provisional Teaching Certificate and additional endorsements that have been a part of their program (e.g., Bilingual Endorsement, ESL Endorsement).

The secondary education curriculum leads to a bachelor's degree in education and secondary school teaching certification in the major (Career and Technical Education, English Education, Foreign Language Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Social Studies Education and Speech Education) and minor (Bilingual-Bicultural Education and English as a Second Language) areas.

The Secondary Education program leads to a Michigan Secondary Standard Teaching Certificate for teaching in grades 6-12. Visual Arts Education majors receive a K-12 certification. The B.S. in Secondary Education provides an excellent opportunity for students who are interested in making a difference in the lives of young scholars and for those who are pursuing careers in K-12 education.

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Special Education

The program in Special Education consists of university general education requirements (competency requirements and group requirements), the selection of an elementary grade band (PK-3 or 3-6), a major in cognitive impairment and a sequence of professional education courses, including two semester of student teaching (one semester in the general education classroom and one semester in the special education classroom). The policy of the College of Education is to provide teaching experiences in both an urban and a suburban settings.

The undergraduate program in Special Education with a major in Cognitive Impairment leads to a Michigan Elementary Standard Teaching Certificate for teaching children who are cognitively impaired in grades K-12 and Post-Education programs through the age of 26 years.

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Sport Management

Being an athlete or simply passionate about sports isn’t enough to launch a career in the sports industry. A B.S. in Sport Management will help you turn your passion for athletics into a successful professional career. The program includes focused coursework in all areas of sport management, and a practical internship that gives students the professional skills and industry experience needed to navigate the opportunities and challenges in the business of sport. Our faculty have extensive experience and networks in professional, collegiate, interscholastic and amateur athletics. Whether your goal is to work in the front office, run facilities, manage athletic departments or coach, our program will provide you with an edge in this competitive field.

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