Health & Sport Science

Exercise and wellness aren't just areas of study — they're a way of life!

As a health and sport science major at the University of Dayton, you'll prepare for a career related to wellness, physical activity, sports or physical therapy while learning how to build healthy communities through research, teamwork and critical reflection.

With class sizes ranging from 20 to 30 students, we are dedicated to creating interactive learning environments with personalized instruction and individual attention. Our faculty combine expertise and varied areas of special interests to provide students with advanced research and publication opportunities and individualized career counseling.

Essential to your curriculum — and your development — you'll also engage with your community, interact with others and gain professional expertise through valuable real-world, hands-on experiences with professionals in the field.

Whatever major you choose in the Department of Health & Sport Science, valuable real-world experiences are part of the curriculum.


Undergraduate degree programs


Graduate degree programs


Success rate for Health & Sport Science graduates

Interested in transferring to Health & Sport Science?

If you're a current UD student from an academic unit other than the School of Education and Health Sciences and are interested in transferring to the Dept. of Health & Sport Science, please follow these internal transfer requirements & procedures (pdf) >>

High school students: Visit us

Are you a high school student interested in visiting the University of Dayton School of Education and Health Sciences? Click here to submit a visit request form. You can also contact us at 937-229-3146.

During your visit, you'll have the opportunity to learn more about the Department of Health & Sport Sciencemeet our faculty, sit in a class, or shadow a current student.

Submit a visit request form
Opportunities to show your support

The Department of Health & Sport Science offers two opportunities for people wishing to become involved financially. Explore the links below to learn more:

  • Gary Mioli Leadership in Community Fund: Creates a platform for Sport Management majors to advocate for 501(c)3 organizations. The top four students from the annual philanthropy tournament have gifts donated to their respective charities in their names and in honor of Mioli.


Department of Health and Sport Science

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2968