Health & Sport Science

Exercise and wellness aren't just areas of study — they're a way of life!

About Health & Sport Science

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

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.

Why choose UD Health & Sport Science?


Unique lab spaces


Average class size


Success rate for our undergraduate program alumni

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) >>

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 to show your support

The Department of Health & Sport Science offers two opportunities for people wishing to become involved financially. Explore the links below to learn more:

  • Gary Mioli Leadership in Community Fund: Creates a platform for Sport Management majors to advocate for 501(c)3 organizations. The top four students from the annual philanthropy tournament have gifts donated to their respective charities in their names and in honor of Mioli.


Department of Health and Sport Science

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2968