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Health & Well-Being

Scientific Knowledge for the Body and Mind

At the UVA School of Education and Human Development we understand that health and well-being means more than just the absence of disease. This educational experience immerses students in mindfulness, nutrition, public policy, and much more.

Enhancing Health and Well-Being

Survey: VA High Schoolers Feel Supported, Report Bullying, Sexual Harassment

The vast majority of students attending Virginia public high schools describe positive and supportive relationships with...

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Exercise as Medicine: What's The Right Dose?

Our expert physician-scientists are bridging the gap between researchers and the general public, delivering our cutting-edge

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The Autism Theatre Project

School of Education and Human Development student Ana Mendelson accommodates theatre for local kids with sensory challenges.

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Exercise as Medicine

Can medical professionals effectively use exercise as a form of medicine?


Related Career Opportunities

Exercise Science and Sports Medicine

Our Kinesiology program offers a range of degrees in exercise physiology, sports medicine and athletic training.

Mental Health

Whether you are interested in serving as a school counselor in an elementary school, conducting research in clinical psychology, or supporting students at the college level, we offer a range of programs that support an individual's health and well-being.

Speech Communication Disorders

Our speech communication disorders degrees prepare students to work with individuals presenting a diverse range of communication disorders: language, literacy, autism spectrum, stuttering, voice, cognition, articulation, hearing and swallowing/feeding, as well as neurogenic disorders.

Children with Unique Needs

Through both our kinesiology and special education offerings, we offer programs that aim to support individuals with disabilities based on their unique physical and educational needs, so they can make progress in environments where they would otherwise be likely to have limited success.