The Undergraduate Exercise and Health Sciences Program was created to meet the needs of students interested in pursuing a variety of health-related careers. As a relatively new academic discipline, we are among the fastest-growing programs of study in the country. Our enrollment has nearly tripled in the past five years to over 650 talented, motivated, high-achieving students who represent the rich sociocultural diversity of a great research-based university. Our faculty ranks have likewise increased and represent an interdisciplinary, talented group of instructors and professors who will help provide you with an excellent education as well as opportunities to become involved in their research.
The Department of Exercise and Health Sciences is at the forefront of reducing adverse health conditions associated with inactivity and unhealthy eating, and empowering individuals and communities to take charge of their own health and well-being. Highlights of our department include a nationally recognized faculty, an active learning environment with an abundance of student-faculty interaction, and numerous opportunities for career development through a wide range of internship experiences, directed research, and professional activities.