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School of Public Health

The School of Public Health is a family of researchers, instructors, service providers, students, and alumni with a shared goal of helping people live healthier, happier lives. The school is composed of the Department of Applied Health Science; the Department of Environmental Health; the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics; the Department of Kinesiology; the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies; and the Division of Campus Recreational Sports. Several research and service centers operate within these units.  A close relationship is also maintained with the Department of Athletics, to assure excellent preparation of athletic coaches and trainers.

The mission of the School of Public Health is to facilitate research and scholarly inquiry, the preparation of professionals, and the provision of services in health, kinesiology, and recreation. Collectively, the departments focus on prevention of disease, achievement of high-level wellness and quality of life, and exploration of the human ecology or the life experience from birth to death. We embrace lifelong opportunities for discovery, learning, and participation that contribute to healthy lifestyles for Living Well.