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  • Exercise and Health Science
  • Exercise and Health Science

Exercise and Health Science

The focus of the Department of Exercise and Health Science is to understand and improve human function through multiple interlocking approaches including anatomical, physiological, neurological, biomechanical, clinical, sociocultural and ethical perspectives.

The curriculum is designed to promote critical thinking, effective writing, clear articulation and presentation, and to promote analytical skills that transcend the subject matter. Students also participate in, and learn to appreciate, the application of scientific research to real world problems and/or service for the benefit of the community, with consideration of the moral and ethical issues involved.

Upon graduation, Exercise and Health Science majors should be equipped with the skills necessary to succeed in graduate school and/or professional fields of study, and will have a diverse array of career options.

Our departmental mission is achieved by:

  • Integration with other departments
  • Small to moderate sized classes
  • An emphasis on the importance of communications skills (oral and electronic)
  • A faculty and staff that interacts with the students in and out of the classroom, as well as after graduating
  • Promoting undergraduate research in many sub-disciplines
  • Employing faculty that is active in research and have leadership roles in their professional organizations
  • Offering a variety of opportunities in activity classes and professional internships
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Students find ‘all races, all research fields’ represented at science conference

Willamette students present summer research at the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science conference.

Assistant Professor of Biology Rosa León-Zayas, Karen Espinoza ’19, Moncerrad Barajas Gomez ’21, Arianna Cannady ’19, Kat Vazquez ’21, Dayton Towata ’19  and Jash Sekai ’19.
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Dr. Row Lazzarini takes on the role as NCAA DIII Faculty Athletic Representative at WU.

Dr. Row Lazzarini joins other NCAA DIII Faculty Athletic Representatives (FAR) in Baltimore for a weekend of learning how FAR can have an impact on campus.

Dr. Row Lazzarini joins other NCAA DIII Faculty Athletic Representatives (FAR)
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Where are they now?

Graduates from Willamette University’s Exercise and Health Science program.

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