Significant research, education and service are at the core of APK with a focus on the relationship between mind, body and human movement to improve quality of life in regards to health and disease. This multidisciplinary program incorporates medicine, the life sciences and their application to clinical, healthy and athletic populations. Opportunities after graduation include educational institutions, health agencies and organizations, corporate or private fitness programming centers, and other health-related business and industry opportunities.
With a foundation in the social and biological sciences, HEB looks at health education on both the individual and community level. Faculty and student research in the department is focused on the growing array of health problems linked to lack of exercise, diet, substance abuse, stress, unintentional injuries, pollution and how many of these conditions can be prevented and controlled.
TRSM focuses on understanding the range of factors that lead individuals, families and industry to value and benefit from tourism, recreation, parks and sport, and then apply this knowledge to improve the quality of life. The department has two separate programs (Tourism, Event & Recreation Management; and Sport Management) for students to gain competency in industry knowledge, develop intellectual abilities, and foster technical, interpersonal and professional skills. Graduates pursue a wide range of careers from public recreation, travel and tourism, resort and attractions industries to opportunities with professional sport franchises, intercollegiate athletic departments, sports media industries, sporting goods merchandising, and many other options.