The mission of the Department of Health and Exercise Science (HES) is to deliver student-centered education that is accentuated by quality teaching, scholarly activity, and service. Although united by a common mission, each of the three interrelated academic units (Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Public Health) has its own distinct body of knowledge to achieve the following goals:

  1. provide undergraduate degrees in each discipline;
  2. provide graduate degrees in selected disciplines;
  3. provide discipline-specific courses which support attainment of knowledge and skills that enable effective active lifestyle choices;
  4. provide professional service to undergraduate students, the University community, allied groups, organizations and practitioners and
  5. conduct theoretical and applied research that contributes to the body of knowledge in each discipline.