Education

ACADEMIC TRAINING

The Physical Activity and Weight Management Research Center is a component of the Department of Health and Physical Activity at the University of Pittsburgh. The Department of Health and Physical Activity focuses its academic, research, and service efforts on promoting physically active lifestyles and other health-related behaviors to prevent disease and enhance quality of life across the lifespan. This expertise has attracted research funding in the areas of physical activity epidemiology, obesity prevention and treatment, perceived exertion, fitness training, health promotion and motor performance.

Degree programs include:

  •  Bachelor of Science
    •  Exercise Science
    • Wellness
  • Master of Science
    • Health, Physical Activity, and Chronic Disease
    • Health and Fitness
  • Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Exercise Physiology
Additional information about these degree programs can be obtained here or by contacting the Department of Health and Physical Activity at 412-648-8320.

INTERNSHIP AND DIRECTED STUDY OPPORTUNTIES

The Physical Activity and Weight Management Research Center offers unpaid internship and directed study opportunities. Students interested in these opportunities should contact 412-383-4020 to obtain an application.

ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNTIES

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