Find Your Fit: Health and Human Sciences

Careers in health and wellness are some of the fastest-growing opportunities right now, with a wide range of possibilities across this truly diverse field. If you’re considering your future path, all the many options can seem a little overwhelming. That’s why we’ve designed this quiz to help you explore what your college major and future career direction might look like, based on your personal goals and preferences.

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Discover your ideal degree program based on your interests and career goals! Then, learn more about your future major and sign up for more information on your options.


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You’re someone who likes to learn and wants to make a big impact. You care about helping others, maybe through volunteering or service work. The School of Health and Human Sciences has majors to prepare students for meaningful careers improving their communities and bringing people together. Check out these majors:

You care about the well-being of others and want to have an impact on human development. You should consider a major that focuses on working with children and families. The School of Health and Human Sciences has several programs that lead to a rewarding career in this area. Check out these majors:

You want get involved at the forefront of health through research and working with individual clients. You may want a healthcare career working directly with people and seeing the results of your efforts. The School of Health and Human Sciences gives you the hands on experiences you need for success in this field. Check out these majors:

Learn More About Health and Human Sciences Degrees at UNCG

Use your quiz results to help think about what’s important to you, and how different degrees could help you create the career path you want. UNCG offers an incredibly diverse range of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) degree programs to meet your needs, each one designed to enhance your learning with abundant research and hands-on experience. No matter which program fits you best, you’ll be equipped for a rewarding range of careers where you can make a real difference in communities and people’s lives. Take a look at all the possibilities!


Speech Pathology and Audiology trains students for in-demand careers working to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults through academic coursework and hands-on experience in the on-campus UNCG Speech and Hearing Center.


Community Recreation and Event Planning trains students as leaders to oversee the planning, implementation, marketing, and evaluation of both recreation programming and special events. Students can earn requirements to become Certified Parks and Recreation Professionals and go on to work for city, state, and national parks and recreation programs. Students interested in event planning learn from hands on experience in local festivals and private events and often graduate to jobs as wedding planners, travel specialists, and events managers.

Human Development and Family Studies

Human Development and Family Studies helps students to understand the complexities of family relationships, human development, and cultural influences. With this knowledge, students learn prevention and intervention strategies to improve futures for children and families. This program gives students opportunities to participate in faculty-led research and work hands-on with local organizations serving the community.

Human Health Sciences

Human Health Sciences provides an avenue for undergraduate students to pursue in-demand careers in the helping professions and health-related fields. The program offers unique interdisciplinary training that many employers are seeking, with coursework in training in various aspects of healthcare, ethics, policy, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and other relevant topics.


Kinesiology teaches students a rigorous science-based curriculum that is the foundation for future careers and further education in athletic training, exercise physiology, sport psychology, and fitness training, and many other professional and educational opportunities. Students may also opt to double-major in Kinesiology and Physical Education to earn their licensure for K-12 teaching. UNCG is rated as having the top Kinesiology program in North Carolina by (2022).


Nutrition trains students for a diverse range of career paths in nutrition, ranging from dietetics and community wellness programming to nutrition science, research, and academia. Students have access to an extensive network of community partners, internship sites, and professional development opportunities, and opportunities at all levels to work with expert clinicians, researchers, and top-notch mentors.

Peace and Conflict Studies

Peace and Conflict Studies focuses on nonviolent forms of conflict resolution, social justice, and peacebuilding in various social settings from the global to local, such as international agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), community organizations, nonprofits, and in education. UNCG’s Department of Peace and Conflict Studies emphasizes social justice, environmental sustainability, and community engagement ,and equips students with valuable, in-demand skills such as negotiation, mediation, group facilitation, collaborative problem solving, and violence intervention.

Public Health Education

Public Health and Health Education Specialists develop and implement strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities. Public Health Education trains students to become professional health specialists who empower individuals to make healthy changes in their everyday lives, or advocate for social changes that improve health equity for our communities.

Recreational Therapy

Recreational Therapy teaches students to serve a variety of people who can benefit from recreation activities and programs. Students learn how to assess patient needs and develop treatment plans that support healthy lifestyles and personal growth. Graduates can earn certification and NC licensure as recreational therapists and work in rehabilitation, substance use treatment, mental health, and elder care. This is also an excellent pathway for a graduate program in occupational therapy.

Students on climbing wall at UNCG rec center.

Social Work

Social Work incorporates a multicultural, diversity, and social justice focus into classes and field experiences to prepare students to engage and work in the community, working to address major societal issues, such as discrimination, poverty, substance use, homelessness, and mental illness. Students learn to engage with others at the intersection of culture, race, age, gender, sexual orientation, and class, to promote healthy functioning for individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

Why uncg?

UNC Greensboro fosters a unique campus vibe where students are authentically welcomed and accepted as they are. We’re NC’s most diverse university, a place where students come to learn from one another’s experiences, while enjoying mentor-like instruction by award-winning expert faculty in small-sized classes. Plus, UNCG provides a  vibrant student life and abundant opportunities to relax, make new connections, and explore all the possibilities of a dynamic, award-winning university experience! 

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