Health, Exercise, and Sport Studies Major

Within our department, the study of health is within the tradition of physical medicine and rehabilitation, as well as community and individual well-being.  The study of physical exercise is an exploration of the relationships between the structure of the body and its function.  The study of sport seeks to examine the pervasive social institution of sport from a variety of perspectives, applying theory to the experience of the individual, the community, and the sport context.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete the following HESS 200-level courses: HESS 200 - History and Philosophy of Health and Sport, HESS 201 - Fundamentals Health & Exercise, HESS 202 - Applied Anatomy.
  2. Complete four courses within the HESS 300's (Excluding HESS 350-91).
  3. Complete three courses within the HESS 400's.
    1. Students may choose to complete BIOL 334 - Comparative Physiology: Human and non-human animals as one course within this category.
    2. Students who complete both HESS 451 - Senior Research and HESS 452 - Senior Research will satisfy one course within this category.
  4. Complete three credit hours during the senior year within HESS 350-91. 

Physical Education Activity

All PHED 100-level offerings are activity classes/intercollegiate sports and are offered for S/U credit. A student may count no more than four credits for participation experiences towards graduation that are credited S/U, unless such credits in excess of four are required for the student's major or minor. One and two credit hour PHED activity courses are offered for 14 weeks during the 1st and 2nd semester. Seasonal sport activities are offered for 7 weeks each quarter for 1/2 credit.