Choose Exercise Science and Community Health Education

Welcome to the University of West Florida and the Department of Exercise Science and Community Health Education (ESCH). The University of West Florida is a public state university with an enrollment of 12,000+ students. We are located on a 1,600 acre wildlife refuge in Pensacola, Florida, world famous for its white sand beaches and emerald colored water.

ESCH offers undergraduate degrees (Bachelors of Science) in Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Physical Education (PE), Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE), Fitness and Conditioning and Health Promotion (HP). We also have graduate degrees (Masters of Science) in Health Promotion, Physical Education, and Exercise Science as well as a Doctorate of Education in Physical Education and Health; and minors in Health Promotion, Physical Education Professional Education.

The ESCH department resides in a $19 million Health, Leisure, and Sports facility which provides state-of-the-art laboratories for exercise science, motor development, and athletic training along with a 10,000 square foot fitness room, indoor track, three basketball courts, pedagogy gym and teaching gym, new classrooms and MUCH more. Think UWF. Choose ESCH.

ESCH Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of  Exercise Science and Community Health is to build a foundation of
health, leisure, and exercise science knowledge and to prepare students with professional skills
and analytical abilities to assume prominent positions in health and exercise science
across the state and nation.

ESCH Program Documents