Welcome

We are pleased to share information about the Division of Health and Exercise Science. Our programs, faculty, and the work of our students and alumni impact the health and wellness of individuals and communities on a regular basis. Please take the time to explore our materials and find out what is special about WOU's programs in Community Health, School Health, Physical Education, and Exercise Science.

Overview

The Division of Health and Exercise Science (HEXS) delivers programs and courses that meet the needs of multiple audiences across campus. Our undergraduate degree programs prepare professionals in the fields of school health education, physical education teacher education, community health education, and exercise science. We also offer minor areas of study in Health Education, Physical Education, and Sport Leadership that support and enhance the academic preparation of students from across campus. In fact, Health Education is the third most often selected minor by WOU students. HEXS serves all WOU students through delivery of courses in the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum (LACC). At the graduate level, we offer courses that support initial teacher licensure as well as a health specialty area within the Master of Science in Education degree program.

Majors

  • Exercise Science
  • Exploring EXS
  • Community Health
  • Exploring CHE

CONTACT

Division of Health and Exercise Science

College of Education Western Oregon University Monmouth, OR 97361 Fax: 503-838-8370 Phone: 503-838-8908 RWC 239

Lindsay Gunther Administrative Program Assistant

503-838-8908

Peggy Pedersen, Ph.D. Division Chair pedersep@wou.edu 503-838-8269