Physical Activity & Health

Community health, sport performance, teacher education, coaching, and exercise science.

Our highly qualified instructors emphasize scientific and community based approaches.

We educate, engage, and exemplify good practice in physical activity and community program planning and evaluation.


To speak to someone about Physical Education and Health at EOU,
Contact: Meghan Counsell
p: 541.962.3275
e: mcounsel@eou.edu


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Outdoor Recreation and Leadership Minor

The Outdoor Recreation and Leadership minor combined with an EOU major in Physical Activity and Health can be your ticket to an exciting career in outdoor recreation. Learn More

The Physical Education and Sport Concentration prepares students for Masters programs in teaching. Our curriculum focuses on science based approaches, practical applications of movement analysis, and techniques for teaching motor development across the lifespan and in special populations. When the PES concentration is combined with the Masters of Arts in Teaching, students are well prepared to enter the teaching work force.

Core

BIO 231-3 Human Anatomy & Physiology I-III
PES 131 Foundations of Physical Activity & Health
HWS 350 Behavior Change Theory
PES 270 History, Philosophy & Ethics of Sport
EXS 312 Measurement & Evaluation in Physical Activity & Health
EXS 323 Physiology of Exercise I
PES 495 Capstone Seminar
PES 496 Capstone Course

Physical Education & Sport Concentration

EXS 213 Qualitative Analysis of Human Movement
EXS 311 Sport Psychology
EXS 321 Applied Anatomy
EXS 322 Biomechanics
EXS 440 Motor Development
EXS 444 Adapted Physical Activity
EXS 453 Motor Learning & Control
PES 294 Teaching Team Sports
PES 359 Prevention & Care of Injury in Physical Activity Settings
PES 394 Teaching Games, Dance, & Gymnastics
PES 494 Teaching Individual Lifetime Sports
PES 470 Sports Management

(pick 1 of the following)

HWS 252 First Aid & Safety
PES 364 Scientific Basis of Coaching Youth Sports

Physical Education is available as a minor with a modified class list.
The Exercise Science Concentration is a science based program that prepares students for a wide variety of health professions. With the appropriate pre-requisites, students with an Exercise Science Degree can enter graduate programs for health professions such as (but not limited to) Dietetics, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant. Graduates in Exercise Science are also immediately eligible for certifications in strength and conditioning, personal training, and other health related careers. This is a highly applicable degree in the rapidly growing field of health sciences.

Core

BIO 231-3 Human Anatomy & Physiology I-III
PES 131 Foundations of Physical Activity & Health
HWS 350 Behavior Change Theory
PES 270 History, Philosophy & Ethics of Sport
EXS 312 Measurement & Evaluation in Physical Activity & Health
EXS 323 Physiology of Exercise I
PES 495 Capstone Seminar
PES 496 Capstone Course

Exercise Science Concentration

EXS 321 Applied Anatomy
EXS 322 Biomechanics
EXS 451 Physiology of Exercise II
EXS 452 Physical Activity in Disease Prevention
EXS 453 Motor Learning & Control
HWS 351 Nutrition & Sport Performance (pick 7 credits of the following)
EXS 311 Sport Psychology
PES 359 Introduction to Community Health Prevention & Care of Injury in Physical Activity Settings
STAT Statistics (choose from approved courses)

A concentration in Community Health prepares students to design, implement and evaluate health promotion programs within populations.

Community health addresses the physical, mental and environmental health concerns of communities to prevent risk and injury. Students will receive hands-on practical application of theory-driven process to promote health and prevent disease.
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Core

BIO 231-3 Human Anatomy & Physiology I-III
PES 131 Foundations of Physical Activity & Health
HWS 350 Behavior Change Theory
PES 270 History, Philosophy & Ethics of Sport
EXS 312 Measurement & Evaluation in Physical Activity & Health
EXS 323 Physiology of Exercise I
PES 495 Capstone Seminar
PES 496 Capstone Course

Community Health Concentration

HWS 298 Health & Fitness for Life
HWS 225 Nutrition
HWS 351 Introduction to Community Health
HWS 352 Cultural Competence in Health Education & Health Promotion
HWS 412 Program Evaluation

(pick 17 credits from the following)
EXS 452 Physical Activity & Disease Prevention
HWS 198 Outdoor Activity & Lifetime Wellness
HWS 317 Global Health & Humanities
HWS 334 Female Adolescent Development
HWS 335 Male Adolescent Development
HWS 423 Aging & Society
HWS 431 Alcohol & Drugs: Prevention
HWS 432 Substance Abuse & Family Relation

Health Studies is available as a minor with a modified class list.
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“Choosing the exercise science concentration as my route to physical therapy school was one of my best academic decisions. Not only was I prepared to be accepted to a Doctor of Physical Therapy program, but I also developed a strong passion for exercise and nutrition. My favorite part of the Physical Activity & Health program is the practicality of the content. I can use the knowledge I gained from these classes in my everyday life.”

– Cassie Wendt
Physical Activity & Health

Find a Career in...

  • Health Education Specialist
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Corporate Wellness Provider
  • Clinical Exercise Specialist
  • Inclusive Fitness Trainer
  • Public Health Employee
  • Personal Trainer

Professional Prep for...

  • Nursing
  • Dentistry
  • Medicine
  • Chiropractic
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy

Masters Prep for...

  • Teacher Education (k-12)
  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Sports Management
  • Nutrition (Registered Dietitian)
  • Athletic Training
The Physical Activity and Health faculty are engaged and committed to your online education. We offer three degree concentrations online that include labs and research based courses, an optimized online learning experience. Expect highly engaged faculty and an outstanding educational experience.

EOU is awesome!

  • Take advantage of small class sizes.
  • Work closely with faculty in your concentration.
  • Access equipment & resources that provide practical experience in your specific area of interest.
  • Gain exposure to the health, clinical, performance & education aspects of physical activity.
  • Choose a concentration in Exercise Science, Community Health, or Physical Education & Sport.

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