Dr. Christopher Lantz, director
Dr. Steve Elliott, associate director
Dr. C. Ashton recreation therapy coordinator, Mr. C. Barnes, Dr. R. Boyce, Dr. K. Brown athletic training coordinator, Dr. H. Priest Catalano, Dr. L. Chen-Edinboro, Dr. S. Cherry, Dr. S. Combs physical education and health coordinator, Dr. R. Cottrell public health studies coordinator, Dr. D. Dowd, Dr. J. Figueroa, Mr. J. Foster, Dr. A. Franzidis, Dr. E. Fugate-Whitlock, Dr. A. Glass gerontology coordinator, Dr. C. Gray, Dr. J. Herstine recreation, sport leadership and tourism management coordinator, Dr. A. Huelscamp, Dr. D. Johnson, Mr. J. Lothes, Ms. S. Miller, Ms. L. Nanney physical activity and wellness PED 101 coordinator, Dr. A. Seaman, Ms.T. Shields, Dr. L. Spivey, Dr. L. Sprod, Ms. M. Todd, Dr. W. Tseh exercise science coordinator, Mr. J. Weber, Dr. K. Whipple.
The mission of the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences (SHAHS) is to promote the health and wellbeing of all persons through exemplary preparation of Health and Human Science professionals, community engagement, and research. The SHAHS offers majors in athletic training, exercise science (with a concentration in allied health or exercise physiology certification), physical education and health (with a concentration in K-12 teacher certification or lifetime fitness and health), public health studies (with a concentration in community health education or pre-clinical health or global health), recreation, sport leadership and tourism management (with an option in tourism, hospitality and events or recreational sport leadership or public and non-profit recreation), and recreation therapy (with a concentration in physical rehabilitation or behavioral health or geriatrics or pediatrics). Health and Applied Human Sciences also offers an undergraduate interdisciplinary minor in gerontology (see Gerontology in this catalogue). The school also offers minors in health and in recreation, sport leadership and tourism management.
Regardless of the degree program that interests you the most, you will find that each will challenge you intellectually, experientially, and academically. Our faculty members are committed to our students and provide them with deeply engaging curricular and co-curricular experiences through participation in research, community service/service learning, field experiences, and study-abroad programs. Many of our students pursue graduate education in a wide range of healthcare options, including physical and occupational therapy, medicine, physician assistant, accelerated nursing, among many others. Those who enter the workforce directly have gone on to careers in healthcare facilities, fitness professions, K‑12 schools and various governmental and nonprofit agencies, and leisure services, including hospitality and tourism.