Department of Health and Exercise ScienceMovement Equals Health
Through our advanced facilities and distinctive research and academic programs, we emphasize physical activity, wellness, and disease prevention.
Degrees in Health and Exercise Science
Our degree programs focus on emphasizing the importance of physical activity and how it connects to optimizing our health and preventing disease. Our motto, “Movement Equals Health,” is part of a growing trend for careers in the health industry. Become part of the movement.
In the HPCRL, we have specialized laboratories and high-tech scientific equipment to support mentoring of undergraduate and master’s students, as well as doctoral students in the Human Bioenergetics Ph.D. program.
The HES Teaching Facility features a large classroom and lab with technology that can be configured for different workgroups. We teach lab sections of the physiology of exercise, biomechanics, and neurophysiology in the building.
Get hands-on internships, practicums, and a capstone experience as part of your Bachelor’s in Health and Exercise Science. We make sure you can try out different aspects of the field and apply your knowledge.
Whether you’re building technical skills for a chosen profession or following a passion for helping people, each of our majors and degrees are designed around making connections while you learn — with faculty, employers, professionals, and people in the community.
As a human-centered college, we believe that research should not only contribute to scientific knowledge, but also be translated into programs, policies, and applications that put that knowledge to work.