Department of Physical Education & Exercise Studies
You have a passion for activity and fitness
and you want to use it...
to encourage individuals and communities to live healthy, active lives... to help active people prevent injuries and stay healthy... to develop an understanding of the biological and physiological changes that occur during activity... to help others become competent movers and lifelong participants.
You can turn your passion into a degree in athletic training, exercise science or physical education.
Our programs are uniquely designed to prepare you for your desired profession, whether it is providing health care to athletes and those involved in physical activity, helping adults discover the health benefits of active lifestyles or teaching physical education in elementary and secondary schools.
Housed in the John Drummond Complex, which features the Finis Horne Arena and Joe V. Chandler Center, the department boasts numerous, well-equipped facilities for your use: an elaborate exercise physiology laboratory; an athletic training and teaching/pedagogy laboratory; a weight room; an elevated walk/jog track; a dance/aerobic studio; racquetball courts; an auxiliary gym with three basketball courts; an athletic training room; a 2,500-seat basketball arena; and classrooms and faculty offices.
You'll train under a faculty of experts who are committed to providing quality undergraduate experiences that enhance your development as a student and prepare you for success in the professions of athletic training, exercise science and physical education.