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About the Health, Sport, and Exercise Science Program

The Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science encourages students to lead a healthy and active lifestyle by offering academic and experiential learning opportunities focused on health literacy, technical and tactical sport strategies, and the culture of exercise. Academic courses and internship experiences provides students with opportunities to work with others, understand the importance of putting forth maximum effort in completing a task, and to appreciate the importance of being resilient in their daily lives.

The Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science will be a leader in promoting quality of life for American Indians and Alaska Natives through academic instruction, experiential learning opportunities, research, and service.

The mission of the Health, Sport and Exercise Science Associate Degree Program is to academically prepare students for transferability into baccalaureate programs, as well as obtain career success. The Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science promotes active and healthy lifestyle strategies and life-long learning as facets to improve the quality of life for American Indian and Alaska Native populations. Fields of employment include educational institutions, health and community care units, sport and athletic venues, and fitness agencies.

The Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science established four specific program objectives that focus on the total student through:

1. Holistic approach and healthy lifestyle

2. Leadership, teamwork, and group cooperation

3. Game skills and knowledge necessary to perform

4. Prepare student to transfer to a four year Health, Sport and Exercise Science baccalaureate degree with emphases in community health or recreation and fitness management.