Department of Health & Sport Sciences


Welcome to the Department of Health and Sport Sciences (HSS) home page at the University of Louisville!

The Health and Sport Sciences Department serves nearly 1,000 graduate and undergraduate students pursuing careers in the health, fitness, and sport industries. Our academic programs attract students from across the United States and Internationally. You will find the Health and Sport Sciences Department to be a vibrant welcoming learning environment. The HSS Department offers academic programs at the bachelors, masters and doctoral levels in the following areas:

Each of these program areas are served by faculty who are experts in the field with extensive practical experience as well as nationally and internationally recognized scholarship. All our academic programs incorporate real world learning through state of the art human performance lab experiences, dynamic clinical and professional internships, and advanced student teaching supervision. Our students are prepared to move into leadership positions in community, public health or worksite settings; management and leadership positions in non-profit, high school, college, professional or Olympic sports; and to become researchers and preventive and/or rehabilitative program directors.

We are proud of the students, faculty, and staff who come together to meet the health challenges faced in our society as well as pursuing new and expanding opportunities in a diverse and complex health and sport industry. Please join us!

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Health and Sport Sciences is the development and preparation of individuals to be future leaders in a variety of metropolitan settings including primary through higher education, public and private corporations, and governmental agencies. The Department of Health & Sport Sciences prepares and trains professionals in physical education, sport management, exercise physiology and health promotion. The Department fulfills its mission by providing academic instruction at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels and by conducting theoretical and applied research. The Department also serves the university and metropolitan community through a variety of service classes fostering healthy and active lifestyles and by contributing professional consulting and service learning opportunities to a diverse student body and the community.

Academic Degree Programs

Service Classes, Campus Initiatives, and Community Engagement