Exercise Science, Health Promotion, and Recreation (EXHPR)
The EXHPR department, through its educational offerings, helps prepare you for careers in Exercise Science, teaching Physical Education and coaching, Athletic Training, Health Promotion, Recreation Management, Outdoor Leadership and Wilderness Education, Strength and Conditioning, and graduate or professional school. Our mission is to provide you with a strong academic background that includes experiential opportunities we strongly emphasize a Student Centered approach to learning and promote wellness and healthy lifestyles.
We have excellent facilities in our newly renovated building exemplified by our exercise physiology and athletic training labs, three high technology equipped classrooms, comprehensive weight room, swimming pool, well equipped athletic training rooms, a brand new student recreation center, and a state renowned outdoor sports complex. We are also proud of our outstanding thirty-two-element outdoor challenge course and indoor climbing wall. As a student, you will be able to use these facilities as well as rent outdoor adventure equipment while attending the University.
Historically, our graduates have successfully received gainful employment in their chosen field. Our goal is to educate and prepare you with knowledge and expertise that will distinguish you from others entering the workforce. Our programs are designed to facilitate those goals. If you have specific questions, please feel free to contact our department at 719.549.2381. Our office hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. MST.
Major Program Strengths
- Currency of curriculum based on consistent review and updating based on accreditation and professional standards
- Current faculty, quality teaching pedagogy, and high commitment levels
- Good student demand
- High level of student to faculty contact and quality advising
- Increasing enrollment
- Athletic Training Education Degree CAATE Accreditation
- Wilderness Education Association Accreditation
- Quality resources for labs and other experiential requirements
- Direct student involvement in research activities