Why Choose the Department of Health & Exercise Science at Eastern? 

The Department of Health & Exercise Science at Eastern University provides comprehensive and rigorous programs in a unique Christian environment. Students have the opportunity to work closely with dedicated and knowledgeable faculty and gain hands-on experience in Eastern's state-of-the-art, on-campus Kinesiology laboratory, which houses a variety of equipment including a Cardiac Q-Stress, Quinton Stress Test , iWorx Metabolic System, Bod Pod, Wingate Peak Monarch Cycle Ergometer and software.

  • Our Exercise Science curriculum is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
  • Our Health Sciences curriculum prepares students for a wide variety of career or graduate school options. 

Recent graduates from our programs have pursued careers in a variety of settings, such as cardiac rehabilitation, strength & Conditioning, Corporate fitness, health promotion. Others are pursuing advanced degrees in exercise science/physiology, nutrition, physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, nursing, or medicine.

“I absolutely love how welcoming and understanding all the professors are. They not only want you to succeed academically but they also want you to succeed as an individual. All of my professors go out of their way to make sure that we are feeling comfortable with the material and truly understanding it… Between the curriculum and the professors, we are able to really dive into the heart of exercise science and what it is really about.”

-Jenna Linstra '23

Department of Health & Exercise Science Mission Statement 

Our mission is to advance the study of human movement as an important evidence-based academic pursuit, a preparation for careers in the fitness and allied health professions, and a manifestation of God’s hand in creating and upholding life.

We recognize exercise as therapy, occupational work, recreation, competitive sport, and an essential element to healthy stewardship of the temple of the Holy Spirit. As such, we promote a curriculum of knowledge and skills that embraces the life of the body, the mind, and the spirit. Our purpose is to guide students, through the majors exercise science and health science, to enter their professions, or graduate schools, with the necessary expertise and acumen to become effective practitioners who serve God and their communities. Additionally, we seek to serve the Eastern community through health and fitness education.