The Department of Health, Exercise Science and Sport Management (HESM) offers majors in Sport or Fitness Management as well as certificates in coaching, sport management and wellness. In addition, the physical education curriculum provides education in lifetime wellness and a variety of lifetime sport activities stressing awareness, knowledge and skills to promote lifelong wellness and improved quality of life.
The certificates are designed to supplement an existing major with career-specific course work and enhanced employment opportunities.
The Lifetime Wellness curriculum and the new Wellness Center provide the necessary knowledge and experience to develop a personal fitness/wellness program leading to greater lifelong health and wellness.
The sport curriculum stresses individual proficiency and fundamental skills. Courses stress preparation for a healthy and productive life, recreational values and the learning of skills for continuation of activity into later life. In team-type activities, familiarization with strategy and advanced skills will also be taught. Further development of individual skills can be obtained in the recreation, club sport, and intercollegiate programs.