Exercise Science and Sport
David A. Hair, M.Ed., M.S., Chair
Ronald W. Deitrick, Ph.D., Program Director of Exercise Science
Debra L. Fetherman, Ph.D., Program Director of Community Health Education
Paul T. Cutrufello, Ph.D.
Joan A. Cebrick Grossman, Ph.D.
Stephen L. Klingman, M.S.
Aukje Kluge Lamonica, Ph.D.
Georgios A. Stylianides, Ph.D.
Andrew Stuka, M.S.
The Department of Exercise Science and Sport consists of four areas: a major in Exercise Science, a major in Community Health Education, a minor in Coaching and Physical Education activity classes. The department also offers a Nutrition Studies Concentration.
The Physical Education program seeks to improve the physical fitness levels of each student, introduce new activities, or improve and increase students’ recreational skills through our offerings of over 30 different courses. Emphasis is placed on instruction in a variety of popular sports and recreational activities, especially those with carry-over value for post-college years.
Every regularly enrolled student must satisfy the 3-credit Physical Education requirement unless excused by the department. It is possible to be excused from Physical Education classes by application to the department if (a) a physician certifies that a student, for medical reasons, should not engage in vigorous physical activity; (b) the department deems it advisable; (c) the student is a veteran. Grading is (S) Satisfactory or (U) Unsatisfactory.
There are a variety of formats for the Physical Education classes: one-half semester for .5 credit, three times per week for 1 credit, two times per week for 1 credit, and one time per week for 1 credit. Students may select from among the following: tennis, yoga, skiing, soccer, racquetball, weight training, aerobics, hapkido, volleyball, running, karate, self-defense for women, advanced life-saving, water-safety instructor, jazz dance, golf, tai chi, badminton, wellness, Latin and swing dance, cardio fitness, beginning/intermediate swimming, fitness swimming, first aid/CPR/AED, karate, wellness, white water rafting and judo.
Nutrition Studies Concentration
The concentration in Nutrition Studies is designed to encourage critical thinking, engage students in dialogue, and increase self-awareness of what their nutritional status may be. It is designed to increase the knowledge base of the depth and implications of nutritional problems and their effects on chronic illnesses. Students in health-related fields such as Exercise Science, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Community Health Education, as well as students in elementary and secondary education where basic nutrition is being implemented, will all benefit from this course concentration. See Nutrition Studies Concentration for further details.
Courses for Exercise Science and Sport are listed under the prefixes NUTR, EXSC, PHED, PSYC and CHED. For more information on these and all courses offered, visit our Course Descriptions page.
For more information about the Exercise Science & Sport department, visit its website.