Message from the Director

Our mission is to optimize human health, from the individual to the population, through excellence PaulvanDonkelaar in interdisciplinary teaching, research, and community engagement. Students completing degrees in our program receive training in human anatomy and physiology, health promotion and health psychology, fitness appraisal and exercise prescription, and health program policy and epidemiology. This training prepares our graduates for careers in the allied health sciences (e.g., medicine, physiotherapy), and civic, corporate, and governmental agencies engaged in health promotion. Our administrative offices are located in ART 360, with additional lab spaces and other facilities located in several other buildings on campus. Our enrollment has increased substantially since accepting our first students in 2007; however, we pride ourselves in offering an intimate learning environment with smaller class sizes and research internship and community placement opportunities for our 3rd and 4th year students. We hope that our site provides the answers to all of your questions about the School and it’s mission. Please feel free to contact us if would like any additional information. Paul van Donkelaar, Ph.D. Professor and Director, School of Health & Exercise Sciences