exercise science

An education in Exercise Science gives students insight into how the human body responds to exercise and physical activity. If you choose this program, you’ll take classes in general biology, human anatomy, physiology and many others. Learn how to assess fitness and create exercise plans that are appropriate to a range of populations and goals, such as general health promotion, injury prevention and rehabilitation.

credits required for the Exercise Science major

students enrolled in the Exercise Science program

students per class on average in the Exercise Science program

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of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU

Sample four year degree plan

Learning outcomes

  • Plan effective exercise and movement interventions based on assessment of individual, environmental and task constraints, and on assessment of interactions among constraints
  • Implement and evaluate strategies, interventions and programs
  • Demonstrate professional development and advocate for research-based practices within exercise science

Career opportunities

  • Athletic trainer
  • Strength and conditioning coach
  • Physical education teacher
  • Kinesiology specialist
  • Corporate fitness center trainer

Faculty

WILLIAM ARMSTRONG

Professor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8999 | armstroj@wou.edu | RWEC 229

ERIC BRUCE

NTT Instructor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8075 | brucee@wou.edu | RWEC 236

DORIS CANCEL-TIRADO

Professor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8470 | canceltd@wou.edu | RWEC 241

MARITA CARDINAL

Professor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8023 | cardinm@wou.edu | RWEC 243

BRIAN CASTER

Professor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8364 | casterb@wou.edu | RWEC 244

BRANDON CLAGGETT

NTT Instructor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-9217 | claggettb@wou.edu | RWEC 247

LEANNE CUSACK

Assistant Professor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-9041 | cusackl@wou.edu | RWEC 237

LIZ DEXTER-WILSON

NTT Instructor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-9290 | dexterwilsone@wou.edu | RWEC 246

MADDIE DIRREN

Project Coordinator, Health & Exercise Science
dirrenm@wou.edu

DAN DOWHOWER

Assistant Professor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-9042 | dowhowerd@wou.edu | RWEC 242

LAURA ELLINGSON-SAYEN

Assistant Professor, Health & Exercise Science
ellingsonsayenl@wou.edu

AMY HAMMERMEISTER JORDAN

NTT Instructor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8509 | hammerma@wou.edu | RWEC 234

TOM KELLY

NTT Assistant Professor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8256 | kellyt@wou.edu | RWEC 232

JENNY LEON-PEREZ

Project Coordinator, Health & Exercise Science
leonperezj@wou.edu

JENNA OTTO

Administrative Program Assistant, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8908 | ottoj@wou.edu | RWEC 239

MEGAN PATTON-LOPEZ

Assistant Professor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-9308 | pattonlm@wou.edu | RWEC 240

JANET ROBERTS

NTT Instructor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8446 | robertsjl@wou.edu | RWEC 231

KIMBERLY ROGERS

Visiting Assistant Professor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8262 | rogersk@wou.edu | RWEC 245

SHAWN SELLERS

NTT Instructor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8985 | sellerss@wou.edu | RWEC 249

JENNIFER TAYLOR-WINNEY

Associate Professor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8923 | taylorj@wou.edu | RWEC 233

GAY TIMKEN

Professor, Division Chair, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8217 | timkeng@wou.edu | RWEC 238

EMILY VALA-HAYNES

Associate Professor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8420 | valahaynese@wou.edu | NPE 204

LOREN WISNIEWSKI

NTT Instructor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-9291 | wisniewl@wou.edu | RWEC 258

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Contact Us

Phone: 503-838-8908

Email: HEXS@wou.edu

Location: RWEC 239