Dr. William (Turi) Braun, associate professor, Department of Exercise Science, received the Faculty of the Year Award at the Scholar-Athlete and Faculty/Staff luncheon.

Dr. Ford Brooks, professor and interim chair, Department of Counseling and College Student Personnel, was invited to share his expertise on addictions and counseling in Counseling Today's article, "Hidden in Plain Sight."

Dr. George F. "Jody" Harpster was named the 16th president of Shippensburg University. Dr. Harpster earned his Master's of Science degree in Counseling and College Student Personnel Administration from the College of Education and Human Services.                                           

Ship's First Doctoral Degree Program is in the College of Education and Human Services! Find out more about the doctorate in educational leadership here.

MSW Graduates -- score above the national average, Graduate students from the joint Shippensburg & Millersville University MSW program, pass the licensure exam at a rate above the national average. Find out more about the Department of Social Work and Gerontology here.

Dr. Michele Bratina, assistant professor of criminal justice, had her manuscript titled "Latino Attitudes toward Violence: The Effect of Americanization" published in the Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice. 

Dr. Sally Paulson, associate professor of exercise science, presented research on the importance of maintaining muscle strength later in life during the National strength and conditioning association’s (NSCA) national conference.

REMINDER: February 10 is the deadline for major changes for high demand majors

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College of Education and Human Services

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Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257

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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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