Why Study at JCSU?

By 2020, three out of four Americans will be considered overweight or obese, according to a 2010 report on the CBS News website.

The United States isn’t alone. Developed countries all over the globe are putting on the pounds. As a health educator, you’ll play a key role in fighting the battle of the bulge.

You'll also teach others the importance of stress management and the negative effects drugs and alcohol have on the body and family structure.

We prepare you for success beyond the classroom.

Our community health program looks at health and wellness as a whole – the physical, emotional, social and environmental aspects of a healthy lifestyle. JCSU’s faculty members emphasize hands-on, interactive learning to prepare you to work with a variety of personalities in the workforce.

Looking at human health from a variety of angles will help you better understand the individuals in the schools or communities that you’ll serve after graduation.

Research opportunities you won’t find anywhere else.

Undergraduate research is an important part of your education at JCSU. Our students have the opportunity to with their professors to better understand new trends in their field of study.

Some of our majors’ recent research topics have included:

  • Diabetes prevention research
  • Health research in the faith-based community
  • HIV awareness as it relates to African-American college students

The information you gather in your studies will have a direct and immediate effect on the JCSU and Charlotte communities.

Personalized attention gives you the tools to succeed.

Our faculty members will continuously play an important part in your professional, educational and personal development. According to the results of a recent survey, 100% of the students indicated that faculty members in the Department and Human Performance prepared them for success beyond their JCSU graduation.

Additionally, 95% indicated that the department faculty members were effective in providing a comfortable and friendly environment outside the classroom setting.

For you, this means that your professors will go the extra mile to make sure you’re able to put what you learn in the classroom to use in the real world.

Get involved in on-campus activities and organizations.

As a major in our program, you’ll have the opportunity to socialize with your professors and classmates in organizations like the:

  • Health and Human Performance Majors Club
  • Phi Epsilon Kappa Fraternity - a national professional fraternity for students who are pursuing careers in the fields of health and human performance

Why choose a liberal arts education?

College graduates with a liberal arts education are vital to our country’s progress.

According to an article from CNN.com, “Why liberal arts matter,” students who graduate from liberal arts universities have a distinct advantage. They will be able to look at any problem and find a creative solution, as well as new opportunities. Rather than a technical degree that focuses on one area, a liberal arts education combines the study of science and math with the arts and humanities.

At JCSU, we emphasize learning new technologies, in addition to different world views and cultures. We teach our students to ask “why?” and to look at any situation from a variety of angles.

Employees who think creatively and communicate well will always be in high demand. As a JCSU student, you’ll improve these skills with every course you take.

The information on this page is maintained by the Department of Health and Human Performance. For more information or questions please contact them directly at 704.378.1218.