Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion


Mission Statement

The Department of Exercise Science & Health Promotion (ESHP) emphasizes technology-based instruction to improve critical thinking skills necessary for health-related professions while publishing molecular and behavioral based research that informs lifestyle choices that reduce the occurrence and severity of chronic disease.

In the News

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.



Alumnus Chris Ruden Featured on Good Morning America

chris ruden alumnus

Chris Ruden, an alumnus of the Exercise Science and Health Promotion program, and amputee powerlifter, entrepreneur and motivational speaker, was interviewed on Good Morning America about turning adversity into an advantage. Watch here.

Cancer Conundrum: Investigating the Complicated Side Effects of Cachexia

khamoui dor story Researcher Andy Khamoui, Ph.D., from the Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion, and member of FAU’s I-Health, is researching a life-threatening complication of cancer with limited treatment options, in hopes of finding a treatment. Read more.




Take A Tour of the Exercise Science Biochemistry Lab

Chair and professor, Michael Whitehurst, Ph.D., tells us about some of the advanced equipment our students use and are trained on in the Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion's Biochemistry Lab, preparing them for exciting careers. 

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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