We teach students to forge connections between theoretical considerations and potential solutions to a wide variety of real-world challenges. We strive for excellence in research, teaching, practice, and service. Our goal is to provide superior and innovative programs of study that will enable our students to become effective and imaginative professionals, scholars, and citizens.
The exercise physiology and biomechanics concentrations are dedicated to promoting and integrating scientific research and education on the health benefits of exercise. Through a program of interdisciplinary graduate study, using both experimental and epidemiological methods, students gain a greater understanding of the role of exercise in the prevention of various cardiovascular, metabolic, and musculoskeletal disorders. In addition to primary faculty members, adjunct faculty members provide expertise in the areas of sports medicine, cardiac rehabilitation, epidemiology, orthopedics, and exercise physiology.
The sport psychology and motor behavior concentration derives its primary intellectual identity from the discipline of psychology. The program draws upon perspectives from sport and exercise psychology, motor learning and control, and other specialized forms of inquiry in critically examining behavior and performance at all levels of competitive sport and other organized movement activities.