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 misuse, stress, unintentional injuries, pollution and how many of these conditions can be prevented and controlled.
The sport industry needs highly trained professionals to meet the ever-changing economic and lifestyle growth patterns in tomorrow’s marketplace. With the proliferation of both recreational and spectator sports, the sport management discipline is growing increasingly complex. As a result, successful organizations in the sports industry are constantly searching for leaders with specialized training. The department prepares students for management and leadership positions with professional sports teams, intercollegiate and intramural athletics, and recreation programs at colleges, universities and amateur athletic organizations.
Tourism, Hospitality and Events is the fastest growing industry in the world. The sustained growth has created a major need for skilled human resources. The Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management prepares students to gain competency in industry knowledge, develop intellectual abilities, and foster adaptive and technical leadership skills. In addition, the focus on the growth of individual and group dynamics through critical thinking and experiential learning is emphasized so that students will create change in an ever-evolving industry. Graduates pursue a wide range of exciting career opportunities including travel and tourism, resorts, hotels and attractions, event management, and many other options.