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Chestnut Hill College Introduces Three New Majors

Chestnut Hill College Introduces Three New Majors

January 9, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             

CONTACT: Cristina Diaz
Media and Community Relations Manager

Chestnut Hill College Introduces New Majors in Exercise Science,

 Organizational Dynamics and Security Studies

Philadelphia, PA- Effective immediately, the School of Continuing & Professional Studies has added two majors: Organizational Dynamics and Security Studies. An Exercise Science major will be available in the fall 2017 in the School of Undergraduate Studies.

Exercise Science was designed to develop professionals to have a strong understanding of the scientific and behavioral aspects of fitness and wellness. This program will provide students with the knowledge, skills and ability to enter a field in the exercise sciences or to enter a graduate program in the exercise sciences or allied health field.

Through the Exercise Science curriculum, students will be prepared to sit for three of the most respected and well known certification exams: the American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist, the American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, and the National Strength and Conditioning Associations Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. 

The Organizational Dynamics major will include courses in business administration as well as business communications, human resources management and political science courses. A major in Organizational Dynamics enables the learner with the complete knowledge and skills to lead within any type of organization, service or manufacturing. Some key concepts include understanding critical organizational theory, team dynamics, effective communication, negotiation/conflict management, cultural competence and data analytics. 

In light of the most recent terror threats in our world, it seems very clear that there is a need to prepare police, first responders and emergency management personnel with critical thinking, informed decision-making and emergency planning knowledge and skills.

The Security Studies major provides students with professional preparation in areas such as risk analysis, emergency planning, threat assessment and criminal investigation. The Security Studies major combines courses in security studies with criminal justice, political science, psychology and sociology courses to prepare individuals for careers in emergency management and security services.

The Organizational Dynamics and Security Studies majors are interdisciplinary and are offered in the evenings and on Saturdays in an 8-week accelerated format. Thirty percent of the courses for each of these programs will be available in a hybrid or online format designed for working professionals and individuals who are making career changes. These programs also offer community college students seamless transfer opportunities with tuition discounts.

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About Chestnut Hill College

Celebrating more than 90 years of tradition and risk, Chestnut Hill College is a four-year coed Catholic college in the Ignatian tradition that offers a traditional liberal arts undergraduate program as well as accelerated undergraduate degrees, master’s and doctoral programs. The College has been rated by US News & World Report as among the best master’s universities in the North, as among the best Northeastern colleges by The Princeton Review, and has been classified as selective by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Since 1924, the College has offered a rigorous curriculum that provides students with a broad background in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The goal of Chestnut Hill College has been to prepare students for life’s challenges by helping them to grow intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, and socially.


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