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Welcome to the

Department of Exercise Science & Sport

The Department of Exercise Science & Sport is one of the fastest growing departments within the University.

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It is the home of the Exercise Science Major, Community Health Education Major, Coaching Minor, Nutrition Studies Concentration and Physical Education Activity Classes.



The Department of Exercise Science and Sport acknowledges and fully supports the mission of the University. Regarding Exercise Science, the Department is dedicated more to the scientific inquiry of physical activity and exercise as they affect human performance across a spectrum of settings and populations. Community Health Education focuses on preparing health educators that enable individuals, groups and communities to achieve personal, environmental and social health. The Department and its faculty are devoted to improving and optimizing the quality of life in people through the education of its majors to be competent and competitive professionals in the fields of Exercise Science & Health Education. We also recognizes that the totality of life includes a physical, emotional, social, spiritual & intellectual component and that the development of all of these components is important to overall success and fulfillment of a person. Providing an environment for the intellectual and experiential pursuit of knowledge in light of Jesuit tradition and ideals is at the heart of the Department's mission. The Department of Exercise Science and Sport strongly encourages and facilitates student growth through an exploration of the student's interest and goals, and the development of a restless passion for continued learning in the fields of Exercise Science & Health Education.