The mission of the Department of Public Health and Exercise Science is to prepare students for a job market and graduate/professional schools in which they can pursue careers in public health, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and sports medicine.  The education will allow them to cultivate an atmosphere of physical activity, wellness, care and prevention of diseases and injuries while disseminating knowledge of healthy lifestyles.  The engagement of the students with campus, individuals, communities, and the general population will infuse and instill the concept of lifelong learning and advancement of healthcare while improving the quality of life of the general population.