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 applies this knowledge to improve the quality of life. Our graduates pursue career opportunities with professional sport franchises, intercollegiate athletic departments, sports media industries, sporting goods merchandising, and sport organizing committees, among other organizations.