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Exercise Science and Health

Program Overview

The Department of Exercise Science and Health emphasizes teaching excellence in a supportive learning environment. Students are also provided an array of learning experiences so that they become well versed in critical, controversial and traditional health and exercise science topics including: care and prevention of injury in the physically active, kinesiology, exercise physiology, liability terminlogy, fitness conditioning, health planning, and health promotion. Students have the opportunity to observe and use their knowledge, skills and educational techniques in classroom and community settings throughout their college experience. The department utilizes off-campus facilities for teaching activity courses in tennis, golf, bowling, and racquetball. These facilities are some of the best in Fort Wayne and offer a challenge and a quality experience for our students.

Students pursuing a bachelor of science in health and exercise science select one of three tracks: community health promotion, wellness and fitness, and exercise science. Upon graduation these majors are prepared for careers in community health education, public health, fitness training and management, health inspection, worksite health promotion, and other health related fields. Health and exercise science majors may choose to continue their education through graduate programs in community health education, athletic training, exercise physiology, physical therapy and environmental health.

Students completing the Secondary Education Health and Physical Education degree are also prepared for dual licensure in mild intervention and can pursue a teaching position in grades six through 12. Special Education and Adaptive P.E. coursework improve the career prospects as the public education environment becomes more and more diverse.