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Health Enhancement, Exercise Science, and Physical Education Department

Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campuses


As businesses, government, and insurance organizations continue to recognize the benefits of health and fitness programs, there is tremendous job growth for students who enter the fields of health enhancement, exercise science, and physical education.

At MC we offer degree programs, certificates, and courses to help you enter these fields. Whether you are interested in a career in the industry or just want to learn how to be healthy, we have something for you.

Thank you for your interest and please contact our department office at 240-567-7575 with any questions you may have. We look forward to speaking with you!


Students, faculty, and staff are welcome. Attend one or all events!

Wednesdays from 12:15 - 12:45 PM
February 21, March 20, and April 17

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Montgomery College hosts a panel discussion including a student, police office, and a director of public safety on the topic of opioid overdoses and how to prevent them, followed by a presentation on opioid facts and statistics and a demonstration on how to administer Narcan to an overdose victim.
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The HE/ES/PE department was pleased to receive a visit from Montgomery County Council member Gabe Albornoz during Prof. Michael Clark’s Principles and Practices of Health-Related Fitness class. Mr. Albornoz sits on the Montgomery County Council's Education and Culture Committee. He is the former head of the Montgomery County Recreation Department and spoke with our Exercise Science students about his former role in recreation.

Montgomery College is excited to now offer a Maryland State Department of Health approved Community Health Worker Certification! This certificate combines four Health Science courses (HLTH 105, HLTH 160, HLTH 225, and HLTH 298) with a 40-hour practicum at Holy Cross Hospital. At completion of this program, the participants will be qualified for and assisted in applying for a Maryland State Community Health Worker Certification.

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Student Resources

See Notice for Jobs (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window)  on MC’s College Central Network Job Board in which Employers Tagged:

  • Exercise Science
  • Personal Trainer
  • Health Enhancement
  • Community Health
  • Public Health
  • Behavioral Health
  • PE Teacher and related majors
As an MC-USG Pathway student and Montgomery County resident enrolled at MC in public health, you may qualify for a Healthcare Initiative Foundation scholarship (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) . If you meet the criteria, contact Petula Alvaradous-Phillander.

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Noncredit Courses and Training

MC offers a wide variety of noncredit classes designed to help you upgrade your skills, pursue career training, or learn something new.

Become a Maryland State Community Health Worker