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The Department of Health, Physical Education & Exercise Science is designed to prepare educational personnel for a variety of roles in the educational arena.


The Department of Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science offers the Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Physical Education (teacher education), Exercise Science/Kinesiotherapy, and Health Fitness (non-teaching option).

Health and Physical Education

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Health, Physical Education & Exercise Science is designed to prepare students to become teachers of health and physical education in grades P-12. The teacher certification program in physical education also permits an add-on endorsement in aquatics, and/or driver education.

Health Fitness Instructor

The certified health fitness instructor is trained to deliver fitness training in corporate settings, health spas, and in other areas of the sports and fitness industry.

Kinesiotherapy  (Probation Status)

The certified kinesiotherapist is a health care professional who, under the direction of a physician, treats the effects of disease, injury and congenital disorders through the use of therapeutic exercise and education.

Registered kinesiotherapists are employed in the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, public and private hospitals, sports medicine facilities, wellness programs, learning disability centers, and other rehabilitation settings.

Laboratory Facilities

The department provides on-campus laboratory facilities through the operation of an anatomical, biomechanical kinesiology, and exercise physiology laboratory.

The department also has two gymnasiums, swimming pool, dance studio, racquetball courts, regulation tennis courts, softball diamond, and regulation fields for football, soccer and other individual and team sports.