Liberty offers an online health sciences program to prepare students for allied health, public health, and psychological careers.
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Exercise science degrees are ideal for exploring your sports, health, and fitness passions. This field offers plenty of diversity and flexibility; its vastness can open doors to personal training careers such as personal training, strength and conditioning specialists, or fitness administrators. With further education, you may even pursue graduate-level degrees in this subject area to advance your career.
Liberty offers multiple pathways for healthcare professionals and new graduates looking to change careers to pursue a doctoral degree at Liberty. Our online Ph.D. in Health Sciences – Exercise and Sport Science program equips participants with the skills, knowledge, and resources required to excel in their specialty area.
Within this degree program, you will learn about complex topics related to human movement, such as mechanics and anatomy, and how the body responds to exercise. You will also participate in hands-on labs to develop technical skills related to human performance testing, exercise administration, and more. Our interdisciplinary approach to health science equips you for leadership roles within the healthcare, fitness, and education sectors.
Many graduates enter the workforce directly after earning their undergraduate degree in exercise science or kinesiology. In contrast, others pursue graduate school to become physical therapists, physicians, or physician assistants. Whatever path you follow, your undergraduate degree will be the cornerstone to realizing your goals.
Public health workers play a pivotal role in protecting communities against disease by monitoring food, water, air, and the environment; providing vaccinations; educating children and adults on healthy living; preventing accidents at homes, schools, and workplaces; detecting tuberculosis, HIV, and sexually transmitted diseases as well as pandemics; as well as planning for hurricanes or pandemics.
Public health stands apart from medicine because it focuses on diagnosing and treating illness, while biology explores biological links between health and disease. Furthermore, public health’s scope extends further than medicine by considering social sciences and environmental factors.
Public health enthusiasts may pursue a professional or academic degree, with academic degrees more appropriate for researchers, university professors, or policy analysts/developers. Joint postgraduate degrees include MPH (Master of Public Health) and PhD in Philosophy.
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Psychology is the study of human minds and behaviors. As an “interdisciplinary science,” psychology influences other fields like biology, medicine, and sociology. Multiple subfields within psychology study such phenomena as biological (biopsychology), cognitive (e.g., studying thought processes like memory retention), clinical (assessing mental disorders), comparative (the study of animal and human behaviors), and comparative psychology.
Psychologists can work in many fields, from public service and forensic work to education and research. Psychologists can reduce the economic burden of disease on governments and society through education on healthy lifestyle choices, work with teachers and school systems to devise effective teaching methods, and contribute to justice by helping courts understand criminal minds and evidence while offering youth testimony as part of court proceedings; as well as reduce government debt through debt reduction strategies.
Clinical psychologists specialize in diagnosing mental illnesses. Psychological tests may be administered to assess current functioning, evaluate risks, and detect past or present mental illnesses. Clinical psychologists may also advise, educate, and train medical, dental, nursing, and other healthcare providers on the psychological aspects of their work.
People looking into careers in psychology must possess strong interpersonal skills as their duties will involve working closely with patients. Furthermore, being comfortable with emotional stress and working in an unpredictable work environment is necessary – otherwise, burnout and personal life balance issues could ensue. Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Applied Psychology – Public Mental Health gives students the tools to become professional psychologists while leading balanced and fulfilling lifestyles.
Athletic trainers are multi-skilled healthcare professionals specialized in the prevention, evaluation, immediate care, and rehabilitation of injuries sustained due to participation in physically demanding physical activities. Athletic trainers form part of the health care team in their state and are licensed by them to render service or treatment under physician oversight.
Liberty University’s Master of Science in Athletic Training program blends in-classroom education with hands-on clinical experiences at approved sites. Students complete eight clinical experience rotations over two years, typically one each fall and spring semester. These rotations aim to expose students to all facets of professional practice through exposure with qualified preceptors serving as mentors during clinical education sessions.
Athletic training degrees provide graduates with numerous career options, from working for professional and amateur sports teams to high schools, colleges, and universities; hospitals, wellness centers, and fitness facilities; military organizations; and performing arts facilities and organizations. Athletic trainers’ preventative care helps reduce injury risks for their patients and speed recovery times faster, leading to less lost productivity, lower absenteeism rates, and reduced medical costs for employers.
Liberty University’s Master’s in Athletic Training program equips graduates for careers as compassionate, evidence-based healthcare providers. Candidates are assessed holistically based on all admissions requirements being fulfilled, academic achievement, prior healthcare experience quality, and interview performance – and its program has been accredited by CAATE (Commission Accreditation of Athletic Training Education).
Community Health Education
Health educators work tirelessly to equip people with the information needed to make healthy decisions, often outside traditional clinical settings, so as to reach as many individuals as possible. Furthermore, professionals in this field use their research and analytical abilities to identify healthcare issues of most significant concern.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that community health educator jobs will increase by 17 percent between 2020 and 2030 – this growth rate is significantly faster than average for all occupations.
Cultural competence is an integral component of community health. This approach recognizes that culture has a direct effect on how a person interprets and communicates information regarding their health, so community health educators create initiatives explicitly tailored for specific populations; for instance, when working with expectant mothers, they should make sure educational materials speak their native tongue and are culturally sensitive.
Evaluation of health education programs is another vital aspect of community health. This involves measuring their outcomes and making necessary modifications in order to improve them; for example, if a program designed to reduce unwanted pregnancies is falling short of its goals, it may need to alter content, delivery methods, or educational materials accordingly.
Liberty University’s online Bachelor of Science in Public and Community Health Education program provides real-life experiences in natural settings and courses covering microbiology, exercise physiology, drugs in society, chronic and infectious diseases, and career advancement opportunities in healthcare. If you want to advance your health career further, consider our Master of Public Health (MPH) degree –