Associate Professor Killman, Chairperson; Professor Bell; Associate Professor Phillips; Assistant Professors Hauser, Rosemond; Instructor Smith; Lecturers Turnbow, Elmore, Severt
The primary goal of the Department of Exercise Science, Physical Education and Wellness is to prepare future professionals in the fields of teaching, fitness, wellness, sport administration, sport medicine and rehabilitation. Secondary goals are to help students understand the benefits of a physically active lifestyle and to develop healthy behaviors for life.
With a degree in Exercise Science, Physical Education and Wellness, one can:
- Teach lifetime wellness in public schools
- Teach physical education K-12
- Be an athletic director or work in Athletic “front office”
- Work in or lead a fitness and wellness program in a corporate, hospital or private setting
- Continue their education towards an advanced degree and professional license in physical therapy, occupational therapy or athletic training
Students intending to major in Exercise Science are expected to exhibit a healthy level of physical fitness. All majors must take and satisfy the requirements of a departmental physical fitness assessment annually. Failure to meet the health enhancing level of fitness may result to an administrative change of major.