Department of Exercise Science and Health
The Department of Exercise Science and Health serves a diverse student body by facilitating learning, promoting life-long physical fitness and fostering healthy behaviors in an environment permeated by Franciscan values. Students learn in various hands-on settings from fitness centers, community health centers, tennis courts, and golf courses to the classroom where preventive medicine techniques are practiced and controversial health concepts are discussed.
The department offers a major in Health and Excercise Science, preparing graduates for careers in community health education, public health, fitness training and management, and other health-related fields. Students may choose from one of three tracks:
- Community Health Promotion
- Wellness and Fitness
- Exercise Science
The department also supports the Education department in administering Health and Physical Education professional teachers who can meet the challenges of the changing society. All students are provided opportunities to expand their knowledge of ever changing health concepts and encouraged to develop skills for life-time, personal fitness.