Program Description


Our highly qualified instructors emphasize scientific and community based approaches. We educate, engage, and exemplify good practice in physical activity and community program planning and evaluation.

Physical Education and Sport Concentration

The Physical Education and Sport Concentration prepares students for Masters programs in teaching. Our curriculum focuses on science based approaches, practical applications of movement analysis, and techniques for teaching motor development across the lifespan and in special populations. When the PES concentration is combined with the Masters of Arts in Teaching, students are well prepared to enter the teaching work force.


Exercise Science Concentration

The Exercise Science Concentration is a science based program that prepares students for a wide variety of health professions. With the appropriate pre-requisites, students with an Exercise Science Degree can enter graduate programs for health professions such as (but not limited to) Dietetics, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant. Graduates in Exercise Science are also immediately eligible for certifications in strength and conditioning, personal training, and other health related careers. This is a highly applicable degree in the rapidly growing field of health sciences.


Community Health Concentration

A concentration in Community Health prepares students to design, implement and evaluate health promotion programs within populations.

Community health addresses the physical, mental and environmental health concerns of communities to prevent risk and injury. Students will receive hands-on practical application of theory-driven process to promote health and prevent disease.

About Eastern Oregon University

Eastern Oregon University (EOU) is one of seven state-funded, four-year universities of higher education in the State of Oregon. Located in La Grande, Oregon, the school offers bachelor's and master's degrees. The school has about 1,700 students on the La Grande campus, and has 15,281 students in their online education programs.