COEHS Highlights, Important Dates, and Announcements:


2014-15 Fulbright Scholar


Dr. Kurt Kraus!

Dr. Kurt Kraus, Professor and Chair in the Department of Counseling and College Student Personnel at Shippensburg University, has been awarded a 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to the Kingdom of Bhutan.

While in Bhutan, Dr. Kraus will support the development of counseling to serve the complex mental health and public health needs of the Kingdom of Bhutan. He will teach at the Royal University of Bhutan and consult with the Royal Ministries of Education and Health.


Kappa Delta Pi Inducts New Members

New Education Dual Certification Program 


Students may check the course listings in the myShip portal for the most up-to-date listing of available courses.  

Spring 2015 Scheduling dates:

Graduate Scheduling:

October 20 - January 27

Undergraduate Scheduling:

October 27 - November 17

Other important dates:

September 15 - Change of major deadline for High-demand programs

October 6 - Change of Major for Non-high-demand programs.

November 3 - Final day to withdrawal from classes with "W" grade POT 1.

December 1 - Schedule clean-up for Spring

December 5 - Day and Evening classes end

December 8 - 12 - Final Exam Period

December 12 - Graduate Commencement

December 13 - Undergraduate Commencement

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College of Education and Human Services

Shippen Hall (352-360)
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257

Fax 717-477-4012 
General Email address:  

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Welcome to Exercise Science

The mission of the Department of Exercise Science is to foster professional preparation of students by incorporating theory, applied experiences, and research-based opportunities for scientific inquiry. The program strives to academically prepare students to support the human services industry in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Exercise Science is the study of physical activity and how the body responds to physical activity. Wellness and the quality of life of all persons are enhanced by participation in physical activity and sport. Exercise science is comprised of various sub-disciplines including exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor behavior, and the psychology of physical activity. Students interested in the exercise science major should have a strong background in biology, mathematics, chemistry, and physics.

Exercise Scientists rely on scientific knowledge in these areas to advance our knowledge of how the body responds to physical activity as a prevention of diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.

The Exercise Science Minor program is designed to provide students with content from a breadth of disciplines in the exercise science field. The minor is ideal for students who are interested in broadening their experience and knowledge base in the study and analysis of principles related to human movement.

The Coaching Minor program prepares coaches and is particularly advantageous to those interested in working in an organized sport environment involving children or adults.

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