You have a passion for activity and fitness and you want to use it to encourage individuals and communities to live healthy, active lives.

teacher giving fitness test

You want to help people prevent injuries and become competent movers. You want to develop an understanding of the biological and physiological changes that occur during activity.

You can turn that passion into a degree in exercise science or physical education at Lander.


Why study at Lander?

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 of Physical Education and Exercise Science boasts numerous, well-equipped facilities for your use, including:

  • state-of-the-art exercise physiology and biomechanics laboratories;
  • athletic training and teaching/pedagogy laboratory;
  • fitness center;
  • elevated walk/jog track;
  • dance/aerobic studio;
  • racquetball courts;
  • auxiliary gym;
  • athletic training room;
  • 2,500-seat basketball arena


Learn from the Experts

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 exercise science and physical education.


Did you know?

  • Lander’s physical education majors have been recognized by the National Association of Sport and Physical Education
  • All exercise science majors earn certification in CPR and first aid.
  • Exercise science majors earn 192 contact hours in experiential learning at a variety of internship sites.
  • Upon graduation, exercise science and physical education majors are eligible to sit for several national certification exams.