Health and Human Sciences

The Health and Human Sciences (HHSC) major provides students an opportunity to learn about the human body and health by combining classroom training with state-of-the-art hands-on laboratory experiences.  Students in the department of HHSC are interested in kinesiology, exercise science, understanding chronic disease, use of exercise and nutrition to promote health, or the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries.  With the variety of class offerings, laboratory experiences, and internship opportunities, this major will prepare students for graduate studies in physical therapy, occupational therapy, exercise science, nursing, physician assistant, public health, entry-level graduate programs in athletic training, and other health professions. 


  • Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:00:00 -0800
    Come hear about a new, hands-on project to build and launch an operational satellite into space at this info session and enjoy a pizza gathering afterwards. What is a Cubesat?...
  • Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:00:00 -0700
    Tanya Kuzmenko presents "New Reserch on Excercise and the Brain: What Excercise Does to the Brain and How Much is Enough?"
The Improving Physical Activity After Cancer Treatment (IMPAACT) Study provides personal health education and supervised physical training to cancer survivors.
The Human Performance Lab provides the campus and local community with state-of–the-art research testing facilities for health, fitness, and performance testing.
Collaborative study will investigate a possible link between decreased bone health and heavy, intermittent alcohol use in college-age adults.
The Health and Human Sciences Department has had a busy year! See some of the things we’ve been up to!
The Rudinica Award for Student/Faculty research was presented to Prof. Heather Tarleton for her effectiveness in developing research and creative projects for students.