Program Description


The EXHPR department, through its educational offerings, helps prepare you for careers in Exercise Science, teaching Physical Education and coaching, Athletic Training, Health Promotion, Recreation Management, Outdoor Leadership and Wilderness Education, Strength and Conditioning, and graduate or professional school. Our mission is to provide you with a strong academic background that includes experiential opportunities we strongly emphasize a Student Centered approach to learning and promote wellness and healthy lifestyles.

We have excellent facilities in our newly renovated building exemplified by our exercise physiology and athletic training labs, three high technology equipped classrooms, comprehensive weight room, swimming pool, well equipped athletic training rooms, a brand new student recreation center, and a state renowned outdoor sports complex. We are also proud of our outstanding thirty-two-element outdoor challenge course and indoor climbing wall. As a student, you will be able to use these facilities as well as rent outdoor adventure equipment while attending the University.

Historically, our graduates have successfully received gainful employment in their chosen field. Our goal is to educate and prepare you with knowledge and expertise that will distinguish you from others entering the workforce. Our programs are designed to facilitate those goals.


Program Options:

General Exercise Science

Health Promotion & Wellness

Physical Education K-12


Strength & Conditioning

About Colorado State University-Pueblo

Colorado State University-Pueblo has a long history of serving the community and responding to the growing needs of higher education in our region. Our roots were first established in 1933 when we began as a three-room junior college with 63 students and two instructors. We spent many years thereafter serving the community in that capacity and officially became a four-year university in 1965. Colorado State University-Pueblo became our name in 2003. We have evolved from that three-room junior college to a regional, comprehensive university offering 26 baccalaureate and six master degree programs, serving nearly 5,000 students from all 50 states and 23 countries. Over the past 75 years under four different names, the institution has graduated more than 30,000 students from around the world. Today, nearly 20,000 graduates live in Colorado.