Academics

HES offers undergraduate degrees in three academic disciplines: Athletic Training, Exercise Science, and Health Promotion.

  • Athletic Training educates students on the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries/illnesses to the athletic/active population.
  • Exercise Science prepares students for admission into graduate and professional programs (physical therapy, etc.) and for careers in clinical (i.e., cardiac rehabilitation) and athletic professions (i.e., strength & conditioning). A Masters degree is offered in Exercise Science.
  • Health Promotion prepares students in developing skills and programs to assess health behaviors and to design, deliver, and evaluate health promotion and risk reduction services such as: smoking, weight loss, diet, exercise, substance abuse, and stress management.

The Exercise Science graduate program prepares qualified professionals for employment in athletics programs, exercise/fitness centers, hospital wellness programs, corporate fitness programs, rehabilitation centers and allied health areas. Additionally, the program prepares students for advanced study in related fields such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, physical therapy, medicine and chiropractic medicine, and for research.