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Health & Sport Science

Using heart, head & hands to build healthy communities

Why choose UD Health & Sport Science?


Unique lab spaces


Average class size


Success rate for our undergraduate program alumni

About Health & Sport Science

As a health and sport science student at the University of Dayton, you'll prepare for a career related to health, wellness, sport or physical activity while learning how to build healthy communities through research and teamwork.

With class sizes ranging from 20 to 30 students, we are dedicated to creating interactive learning environments with personalized instruction and individual attention. Our faculty combine expertise and varied areas of special interests to provide students with advanced research and publication opportunities and individualized career counseling.

Essential to your curriculum — and your development — you'll also engage with your community, interact with others and gain professional expertise through valuable real-world, hands-on experiences with professionals in the field.

Whatever major you choose in the Department of Health & Sport Science, valuable real-world experiences are part of the curriculum.

High school students: Visit us

Are you a high school student interested in visiting the University of Dayton School of Education and Health Sciences? Submit a visit request form (link below) or call us at 937-229-3146.

During your visit, you can learn more about the academic programs available in the Department of Health & Sport Science, meet our faculty, observe a class and even shadow a current student.

Submit a visit request form

Opportunities for students

Study abroad

The Department of Health & Sport Science offers students the opportunity to study abroad each summer. For the 2020 trip, students will explore food and sport in Chile.

Study abroad opportunities

Student organizations

The School of Education and Health Sciences offers six student organizations that help promote knowledge and understanding in the field of health and sport science.

Explore student organizations

Conduct research

Health & Sport Science students work alongside faculty to conduct and publish research in respected journals. Classroom research is also presented at UD's annual Stander Symposium.

Stander Symposium info

Interested in changing your major to Health & Sport Science?

Current UD students from an academic unit other than the School of Education and Health Sciences who are interested in changing their major to one in the Department of Health & Sport Science should follow these requirements & procedures (pdf) >>

Upcoming change of major meetings*
  • Spring 2020: TBD

*Please complete this Google form before attending a change of major meeting.


Department of Health and Sport Science

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2968