The Department of Health and Movement Sciences offers nationally recognized programs in Athletic Training, Human Performance, Physical Education, Respiratory Care and / or School Health Education. Career options in the fitness and health industry (e.g., in corporate wellness, fitness training, clinical exercise physiology, human performance) are growing; Southern’s graduates have gone on to positively contribute to the health status and wellness-based lifestyles of different segments of the population, from young children to the elderly.

Exercise is Medicine 2021 Gold Campus AwardSouthern is one of only 153 universities and colleges around the world to be honored by Exercise is Medicine® for its efforts to create a culture of wellness on campus. The university earned gold-level designation from the Exercise is Medicine® On Campus (EIM-OC) program, as well as earning EIM’s COVID Conqueror Badge, a new honor given to campuses that demonstrated creative adaptations to physical activity programming during the COVID-19 pandemic.



Accelerated Athletic Training, B.S. to M.A.T.
Exercise and Sport Science, B.S.
Health Science, B.H.Sc.
Physical Education PK-12, B.S.
Respiratory Therapy, BSRT - Leadership (Online Option)

Minor in Adapted Physical Activity and Sport
Minor in Coaching
Minor in Exercise Science
Minor in School Health Education


Graduate Programs
Athletic Training, M.A.T.
Exercise Science, M.S.
Physical Activity and Chronic Disease, M.S. (Online)
School Health Education, M.S. (Online)