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Human health and performance

Our academic programs offer excellent preparation for careers or graduate and professional school in the health and exercise. Students have opportunities to apply what they are learning through hands-on, real-world experiences and our faculty conduct innovative and impactful research with state-of-the-art equipment in our learning and research labs.

Program Areas

We are committed to providing the highest quality educational experience by developing and expanding programs that are accessible, flexible and meet the needs of today’s student.

Applied Exercise Science

Study how human movement improves overall physical health and fitness.

Health and Human Performance

Strive to advance health, physical activity and sport performance through clinical and performance-based research and instruction.

Leisure Studies

Further your studies with a graduate degree in the fields of recreation management or recreational therapy.

Recreation Management

Join the multi-billion dollar industry with careers in management, campus and outdoor recreation, tourism, gaming and entertainment.

Recreational Therapy

Take advantage of this one-of-a-kind program that prepares you to prescribe leisure activities for rehabilitation and health interventions.

Research and Service

Applied Neuromuscular Physiology Lab

Our students have opportunities to perform high-quality research using state-of-the-art technology to investigate physiological changes related to aging, training, fatigue, disease and more.


Human Performance Lab

Student collaborate with faculty to perform applied research aimed at improving overall health, fitness and performance across the lifespan.


Warm Water Therapy Lab

Each semester, students in the recreational therapy program provide warm water therapy to preschool children and adolescents with disabilities.

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Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Assistance Center

For more than 25 years, we have served as a state resource for recreation, parks, leisure services and related activities, including tourism in recreation settings.

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