Health and Exercise Physiology

We prepare students for graduate school opportunities in exercise physiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, gerontology, wellness management, sports medicine, and health and physical education teacher certification.

Health and Exercise Physiology Lab StudentsHealth and Exercise Physiology Lab Students

A major in Health & Exercise Physiology (HEP) receives hands-on pre-professional experience with a science-based liberal arts education that provides the skills and knowledge base which graduate schools and professional employers demand and can lead to careers in such areas as exercise physiology, physical therapy, nursing, physician assistant, occupational therapy and athletic training. Select areas of concentration within the HEP Department also prepare students for careers in teaching health and physical education (K-12), or for employment as a wellness-fitness professional.

Majors in HEP select a concentration in Health Science or Teacher Certification.  The HEP Department also offers minors in Health Sciences (Nutrition, Human Movement or Physiology focus) or Coaching.  Individual students’ academic programs may be tailored to their chosen career or graduate school path. 

Health and Exercise Physiology Concentrations 

 Minor Options

Floy Lewis Bakes Center

Lower Level

Department of Health and Exercise Physiology

April Carpenter, Chair
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