Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion


Department Chair Welcome

mikeI want to personally welcome you to the Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion at Florida Atlantic University. This web site will introduce you to our outstanding department which is known for high academic standards, innovative research and teaching, excellent students and professional faculty. I can personally assure you the departmental faculty is genuinely interested in each student's pursuit of professional academic and career goals, whether at the graduate or undergraduate level. In fact, our faculty and many alumni are known not only nationally, but internationally for their current work and research.

The ESHP department has over 1,000 undergraduate majors, the fifth largest FAU undergraduate degree. These undergraduates often pursue careers in many diverse fields, such as physical therapy, sport medicine, cardiac/pulmonary rehabilitation, corporate fitness, medical school, allied health, coaching (strength and conditioning), country club fitness, and other industry positions. Our program is consistent with the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association's standards. We also have over 70 graduate students who can select from different tracks of study (strength & conditioning, exercise physiology, and health promotion).

As chair of the department, I encourage you to explore these web pages and become a part of our fascinating major. If you are already a part of our major, you will be successful if you work hard, are always prepared, and take advantage of all of our department resources.

If you are on campus, please introduce yourself to our faculty and me. I do welcome the opportunity to meet you in person. Best wishes in the pursuit of your professional career goals.

Dr. Michael Whitehurst, Department Chair

Spring 2020 Graduates

Kelsey Witkay, B.S. in Exercise Science and Health Promotion

witkay Congratulations to Kelsey Witkay, who graduated with a B.S. in Exercise Science and Health Promotion. Kelsey focused primarily on athletes and athletic performance and competed for four years as a member of FAU’s Swim and Dive team. Kelsey describes FAU as her “Home away from home.” She goes on to say, “My professors always had the student’s best interest at heart and my team, especially, became my family. The Exercise Science program definitely went above and beyond in preparing me for my field of interest post-graduation." Read more.

Sigourney Kame, B.S. in Exercise Science and Health Promotion

sig Congratulations to Sigourney Kame, who earned a B.S. in Exercise Science and Health Promotion. Sigourney competed as a student athlete during her time at FAU, where she was a member of the FAU volleyball team. Sigourney shared, “[Now] that my time at FAU has come to an end after four incredible years, I am super grateful that God blessed me with such amazing people here at FAU (the Exercise Science and Health Promotion Department, Volleyball Team, Athletics, and entire FAU community), who all truly care about you as a person.” Read more.  

Academic Learning Compact Link

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