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Chair's Welcome

Image of Dr. LaubachWelcome to the Department of Health & Sport Science in the School of Education & Health Sciences. We offer six undergraduate majors, including Dietetics, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science and Fitness Management, Nutrition and Fitness, Pre-Physical Therapy, and Sport Management. Our department enrolls approximately 500 full-time undergraduate students, and has shown a growth of 125% in the past five to seven years. Our graduates are well-qualified for graduate school and the work place.

We also offer an academically challenging research-based graduate program in Exercise Science. The flexible personalized curriculum culminates in the development of a research project that is submitted to a peer-reviewed journal for publication prior to graduation.

We encourage you to come to the University of Dayton campus, and visit us in the Frericks Center. Please feel free to contact us to discover the possibility of a University of Dayton education in the Health & Sport Science field.

Our best wishes,
Lloyd L. Laubach
Chair, Department of Health & Sport Science

Our Mission


The mission of the Department of Health & Sport Science is to offer programs that endow our students with the knowledge, skill sets, and practical experience to succeed in gaining acceptance into highly selective advanced education programs or employment in the competitive job market in their chosen fields.