Health means lots of different things to lots of different people, but our bodies are at the center of many definitions of health. We live our whole lives in our bodies, and how we care for them determines the limits of our mobility, our freedom, and our joy. Whether it’s mental health or physical, individual or community health, you want to see all of us make the best choices based on the most accurate information.
In addition to coursework in public health, psychology, nutrition, and human performance, you'll find excellent facilities, and abundant local professional opportunities for internships and to launch your career. You will also have the chance to work closely with faculty on your own original research and gain valuable experience in presenting your findings.
Learn about the behaviors that promote wellness through exercise and nutrition in order to inspire others to meet their fitness goals. As an Exercise & Health Promotion major, you’ll graduate with the skills and knowledge to design training programs and educate others.
As an Exercise Physiology major, you’ll study the mechanics of the human body. With this knowledge, you’ll graduate with the ability to help diagnose and rehabilitate injuries, support professional athletes in using their bodies in the most efficient ways possible, and more.
Get the education you need for teacher licensure while you learn to teach others in the power of artistic expression. You’ll learn art-making techniques as well as art-teaching practices.
The food we eat, and how we prepare it, impacts how our bodies function. Whether you’re curious about addressing chronic health issues, or maximizing performance potential, majoring in Nutrition, gives you the foundation to understand the relationship between human bodies and what we put into them.
As a Psychology major, you’ll learn about how our human brains function, sure, but you’ll also explore the similarities and differences between our species and other mammals, human constructs such as race, the physiology of humor, and the complexities of sex, culture, compassion, and more.
Study human health at the level of populations rather than individuals. You’ll study concepts from biology, medicine, communications, and other fields while you look at the ways human behavior, genetics, our environment, and other factors impact the health of our families and communities.
As a Sport Administration major you’ll study the theory and practice behind the phenomenon of sports. You’ll look at legal aspects, marketing, sociology, and more. This is the perfect major for those who see themselves working in the sports industry.
Many students complement their major with a minor or certificate that adds depth or specificity to their primary academic focus. Most majors are also offered as minors, but additionally, the following stand-alone minors and certificates may support your studies in storytelling.
We have created--and continue to create--unique opportunities to help you arrive at graduation poised for success. Between creating programs and creating partnerships, you'll graduate with the skills and credentials to help others improve their health.
Our Health & Human Performance Lab is a partnership between FLC and the local business, Durango Performance Center. Working in the lab, you’ll gain hands-on experience using industry standard technology to study and analyze human physiology with an aim for improving individuals’ performance as athletes and informing medical interventions.
FLC is one of two undergraduate programs in public health in Colorado. Learn what you need to get started in your public health career right out of the gate or get a leg up on the competition in your pursuit of a graduate degree. Either way, you’re ready to make a difference, and we’re here to help you get started.
Combine your love of athletics with your business acumen in our Sport Administration major and get a jump start on your career bringing sports to the people. Whether your aim is at the big leagues, or directing community activities, you’ll learn the foundations that put your skills to work.
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