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Department Overview

Put best practices into action as you obtain a degree in the Department of Health and Human Performance. You will become an evidence-based practitioner who meets the needs of human movement.

We confer the following degrees in these locations:

Master of Science in Athletic Training (MAST)

The MS in Athletic Training program offers quality classroom, laboratory, hybrid, and online instruction designed to prepare students to become certified athletic trainers who specialize in injury and illness prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation for physically active people.

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

Are you interested in medicine and have a passion for sports? Take your interests and turn them into your future as a health care professional in athletic training. The athletic training major prepares you for the Board of Certification exam to become a Certified Athletic Trainer (AT).

Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science

The exercise and sport science major grounds students in the movement sciences, which promotes improvements in health, fitness, and/or performance for the physically active. Recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). 

Understanding Evidence-Based Practice and Patient Reported Outcomes

This course is designed to enhance the healthcare professionals’ clinical expertise through the combination of Evidence Based Practice (EBP) and Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO).

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Minors are also available. Our programs meet the standards of national guiding organizations and prepare you for professional certification examinations. 

Welcome to the Department

We are pleased about your interest in our department. We have nine full-time faculty engaged in teaching, scholarly activity, and service to our University and beyond. The department offers a BS in Exercise and Sport Science, a BS in Athletic Training (no new students will be admitted after spring 2018), and a minor in Exercise Science. In May 2018 we will launch a MS in Athletic Training.

We are always interested in exploring new program offerings and new partnerships that can enhance our department. And, we encourage prospective students to come for a visit and tour our labs as well as meet our faculty and students. If you have any questions and/or would like to learn more about what we have to offer please do not hesitate to contact me.

Or, come check us out Behind The Scenes.


Hal Strough, PhD, ATC, LAT
Department Chair and Associate Dean

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