Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion

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Welcome to the Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion, home to over 2,500 students. Students benefit from both fully online and traditional learning options, with the opportunity to experience cutting-edge research. With diverse academic and research opportunities available to students, the undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the department prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on training to succeed in a range of fields. Learn more about the department’s undergraduate and graduate program offerings.

Fast Track Your Master’s Degree with a Combined Bachelor’s to Master’s

Students enrolled in the B.S. in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, or the B.A. in Health Science degree can apply for a combined B.S./M.S. or B.A./M.S. program. Eligible students can take up to 12 graduate credit hours during the senior year, possibly completing a bachelors and master's degree in five years, earning a master’s in only one year. Please see the combined and graduate program pages for more information.


In the News

History Channel's "Ancient Workouts" Features Florida Atlantic Faculty Expert

Watch featured guest expert Michael Zourdos, Ph.D., FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Science Chair and Professor for the Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion, who was interviewed on the History Channel’s “Ancient Workouts” show. Did ancient Apache warriors encounter some of the same training issues as modern athletes? Read more.

 

 

 

Exercise Science and Health Promotion Scholarships

scholarships Deadline to Apply: Friday, January 14, 2022

Scholarships for undergraduate students ($1,100) and graduate students ($1,200).

Learn more and apply!

 

 

Coping in College? Female Students Much More Stressed Than Males

back squat grit study In a study, recently published in PLOS ONE, researchers in the Department of Exercise and Health Promotion examined stress levels within the genders of undergraduate college students and discovered that female students were much more stressed than their male counterparts. Read more.

 

 

True Grit? Doesn’t Matter for Resistance Training in Men or Women

back squat grit study Researchers from the Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion are the first to examine the relationship between grit and a muscular endurance performance task – specifically, the grueling back squat. The expectation was that a “gritty” individual would perform above normal expectations or, in the context of resistance training, perform more repetitions in a resistance training set. Read more.

 

 

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Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
777 Glades Road, FH 11
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
tel: 561.297.2938 / fax: 561.297.2839
ESHPinfo@fau.edu