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Exercise Science

Mission Statement

Physical Education & Exercise Science shares the mission of the College of Education and University by:

  • Offering challenging learning opportunities in a supportive and diverse environment;

  • Creating and supporting research and scholarly inquiry;

  • Preparing the next generation of educators, scholars, and leaders through exemplary undergraduate and graduate degree programs; and

  • Collaboratively serving schools, agencies, and communities through programs that prepare highly competent professionals with an ethic of care.

We prrovide students opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to meet their personal and professional goals in the fields of K-12 physical education and exercise science. As a School within the College, it provides undergraduate, graduate, and in-service programs reflecting knowledge bases for professional preparation, collaboration with appropriate stakeholders, and alignment with national standards.

In addition,we provide elective physical education courses as part of the general education of students across the university. These include knowledge-based as well as physical activity courses.

The research/service mission ensures that its programs reflect the most current knowledge and practices while enabling faculty members to contribute to the expanding knowledge base through their ongoing research efforts.


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