Message from the Director

HES - Paul van Donkelaar

Welcome to the School of Health and Exercise Sciences. Our mission is to optimize human health, from the individual to the population, through excellence in interdisciplinary teaching, research, and community engagement. Students completing degrees in our program receive training in human anatomy and physiology, health promotion and health psychology, fitness appraisal and exercise prescription, and health program policy and epidemiology. This training prepares our graduates for careers in the allied health sciences (e.g., medicine, physiotherapy), and civic, corporate, and governmental agencies engaged in health promotion.

Our administrative offices are located in ART 360, with additional lab spaces and other facilities located in several other buildings on campus. Students get the opportunity to work in an intimate learning environment throughout their degree via lab-based work in many of our undergraduate courses, community-based practicums, rotations in faculty research labs, and small 4th year elective courses.

We hope that our site provides the answers to all of your questions about the School and its mission. Please feel free to contact us if would like any additional information.

Paul van Donkelaar, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, School of Health & Exercise Sciences



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