Our mission is student-centered education

The mission of the Department of Public Health and Exercise Science (PHES) 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 two interrelated academic units 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.