Congdon School of Health Sciences
Exercise Science

B.S. Exercise Science


Exercise Science is a discipline dedicated to the study of the human body and its concomitant movement system.  The academic focus of the program is necessarily interdisciplinary and as such, is focused on the structural, functional, behavioral, and sociocultural aspects of the human body.



The Department of Exercise Science strives to cultivate student development through an innovative curriculum and transformative learning experiences to develop future leaders in the field of exercise science as well as a variety of health science professions.



The mission of the Department of Exercise Science is to provide an extraordinary education through integrative student-centered teaching, research opportunities, and experiential learning related to human movement.  The scope of education and scholarship ranges from the cellular to the psychosocial; the metabolic to the mechanical. We are committed to empowering students to pursue careers or graduate education in clinical professions, fitness, wellness, sport performance, public health, and research.


Computer Requirement Specs for Exercise Science Majors


Human Biomechanics & Physiology Laboratory

The Human Biomechanics & Physiology Laboratory consists of 13,500 square feet of awe-inspiring research, teaching and clinical space. The centerpiece of the lab is our biomechanics area that consists of a large, open space surrounded by 24 motion capture cameras, featuring three force plates and an instrumented treadmill. In addition the biomechanics area boasts truly unique functional motion-capture-areas with a golf simulator, turf field and wooden court surface. The physiology component of the lab includes an environmental chamber, wet lab, anti-gravity treadmills, metabolic carts, a wireless EMG for tracking muscle activity and a DEXA scanner that measures bone density.

Undergraduate Research

HPU students worked to better understand how common foot injuries occur when football players are on the field by partnering with one of the globe’s largest brands, Adidas International, Inc. Three HPU students spearheaded the research alongside Dr. Kevin Ford, associate professor of physical therapy, Dr. Jeff Taylor, assistant professor of physical therapy and Dr. Yum Nguyen, assistant professor of athletic training. The project, funded by Adidas, involved testing multiple styles of innovative football cleats with advanced instrumentation and technology in the Human Biomechanics and Physiology Lab. The team presented their research at national and global conferences in San Diego and Europe.

Summer Research Fellowship (Surf)



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