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Students are challenged to expand their current understanding of health and wellness and learn the fundamentals of applied anatomy, exercise physiology, nutrition, and disease prevention. The breadth and depth of the curriculum provides a solid foundation that prepares them for transferring to a four-year institution.

- Rhonna Krouse, Exercise and Health Sciences Department Chair

Program Overview

The College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Exercise and Health Sciences department strives to help students successfully transfer to a four-year college or university. In this program you will take courses from the CWI general education core as well as specific program requirements in Physical Education with an emphasis in athletic training and exercise science.

Careers in the field of exercise and health sciences include athletic training, exercise science, health promotion, recreation, teaching (K-12 and secondary education).

Program Mission

The mission of the Exercise and Health Science department is to provide students and community members opportunities for university parallel transfer curriculum, wellness exploration and education, physical skill development, and fitness enrichment in the pursuit of lifelong educational goals. In support of its mission, the Exercise and Health Science department seeks to meet the following goals:

  • To recruit a diverse student population to Exercise and Health Sciences courses and programs.
  • To retain students in Exercise and Health Sciences courses and programs.
  • To provide high quality courses and degrees that parallel Idaho college/university undergraduate curriculum.
  • To provide effective fitness enhancement, health education, and involvement for CWI employees and community members.
  • To collaborate with K-12 and college/ university colleagues.
  • To assess the effectiveness of degrees, courses, and teaching methodologies through outcomes assessment.
  • To attract, retain, and support qualified faculty (including adjunct and concurrent enrollment instructors) who are committed to masterful teaching and student success.


Degree Plans

Advising Information

Please contact Rhonna Krouse for advising.

University Transfer

Look beyond your degree at CWI and plan for continuing your education by working closely with your CWI advisor and with representatives of your intended transfer school. Learn more about the articulation agreements CWI has with other institutions.

Instructor Info

Department Chair: Rhonna Krouse 
Office Location: Nampa Campus Multipurpose Building, Room 207
Direct Phone: 208-562-3340
Email: RhonnaKrouse@cwidaho.cc

Career Info