The School of Sport and Exercise Science (SES) has a long and distinguished history of preparing individuals to assume leadership roles in sport and physical activity settings.
SES is concerned with the many aspects of human movement and its application to sport management, physical activity, and the quality of life. Within SES students have the opportunity to study in one of several focused areas of human movement including physiological and biomechanical aspects of exercise, psychological and sociological aspects of physical activity, traditional and outdoor physical education, as well as the marketing and management of sport. Our degree programs prepare students to compete successfully for careers in the allied health industries, public school systems, and sport management positions. The University of Northern Colorado prides itself on being Colorado's flagship institution for the preparation of Physical Education teachers.
- Dr. Megan Babkes Stellino “championed” and supported the receipt of three separate $1000 Active Schools Acceleration Grant Awards for three Colorado elementary schools to implement new school-based physical activity programs. The funds will support the implementation of a before-school physical activity program (BOKS – Building Our Kids Success) at two schools (Rolling Hills Elementary School in Aurora, CO and Billie Martinez Elementary School in Greeley, CO) and 100mile Club at one school (Denver Christian Schools in Denver, CO). These programs are aimed at increasing children’s physical activity during the school day in order to positively impact various cognitive, behavioral and health related outcomes. Funds were competitively awarded as only 1,000 schools received these grants across the entire US.
- Dr. David Hydock, Assistant Professor of Sport and Exercise Science, has been awarded an American Cancer Society Mentored Research Scholar Grant. It is a three year grant in the amount of $421,218. The project, titled "Doxorubicin Treatment and Skeletal Muscle Function: Effects of Exercise", will examine the effects of exercise training on skeletal muscle dysfunction and fatigue commonly associated with the chemotherapy drug doxorubicin.