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BA Applied Health and Fitness

In the Applied Health and Fitness program at Portland State University you will explore and apply the most current research and science in the field of exercise, physical activity, and health.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, April, September
Tuition Fee: $29,706 per year
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

With three specialized focus areas (Fitness and Exercise, Health Coaching, and Fitness for Special Populations), we provide you with a core foundation in public health and specialized skills in exercise science that positions you to excel in the career path you seek.


Our alumni build careers in the fitness industry, corporate wellness, and in recreation facilities, as well as in health coaching. They are also well prepared to enter into graduate teacher education programs to earn licensure to teach physical education in a school setting.

With a bachelor degree in Applied Health and Fitness program at Portland State University, alumni have found work in community- based organizations and facilities, schools, and health and rehabilitative settings, including:

  • Personal Trainer
  • Health and Wellness Coach
  • Health and wellness program manager
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Fitness Center Manager
  • Weight loss coach
  • Sports Coach

Courses Included

  • Our Community: Our Health
  • Basic Biomechanics
  • Research in Health and Fitness
  • Nutrition for Health
  • Care and Prevention of Injuries
  • Communicable Diseases and Chronic Health Problems
  • Applied Kinesiology
  • Physiology of Exercise