Welcome to the Department of Public Health and Exercise Science's (PHES) website. 

The department is made up of these programs: 

All of the PHES faculty members are involved in individual or collaborative research efforts that contribute to the body of knowledge in each of these disciplines. This activity also allows the faculty to remain on the cutting edge of their specialty areas and contributes to their effectiveness in the classroom. Although we are a large department, PHES has a reputation for outstanding academic advising and being student-centered. Opportunities for student involvement in research and community-based service learning activities abound. Experiential education opportunities are also plentiful. Some of these are class-related, allowing students to engage in research or service activities in the High Country. Other experiential learning occurs in our numerous laboratories, through clinical supervision, or through internships. The department works closely with students to help with placement in local, regional, national, or international internship positions, preparing them for exciting careers in the health and fitness industries.

Through all of this, the faculty maintains a dedication to being effective teachers. They are actively involved in faculty development pursuits which help them achieve excellence in their teaching responsibilities. The department employs comprehensive teaching evaluation methods that provide timely student feedback to faculty members and ultimately lead to improved teaching performance.

We hope you enjoy learning more about the department as you browse through our pages. For more information or to arrange a visit/tour of our department, please contact us.