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The Department of Health Science and Exercise Science provides faculty, staff, and students with physical pursuits that will enhance their mental, social, personal, and spiritual dimensions.

The Department prepares students for graduate school and employment by offering curricula with instruction in health education, fitness and a variety of physical activity and theory courses. These courses are designed to promote healthful living and physical fitness, as well as knowledge and skill development.



  • Fitness and Wellness (B.S.)
  • Health and Physical Education Teaching (B.S.)
  • Health Science (B.S.)


  • Fitness and Wellness
  • Health and Physical Education



PE 101 : Physical Education

This course focuses on understanding exercise and its effect on the body. Cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, endurance and flexibility are improved through a variety of conditioning activities.


PE 205 : Standard First Aid and CPR

This course will prepare the student to recognize emergencies and how to respond to them. It will also provide an in-depth study of CPR, including practice sessions on a mannikin. Participation in all class activities is required.


PE 310 : Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

This course will present an evidence-based approach to corrective exercise, the components of a comprehensive solution, and the practical know-how to develop and implement integrated strategies to improve common movement impairments. Students completing the required standards of this course will be issued the NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist credentialing. Prerequisite: BI 111. (formerly Athletic Injuries) Offered alternate years. Prerequisites: EN 112, PE 205 and BI 111.



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