About the School of Preventive and Rehabilitative Health Sciences

Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Preventive and Rehabilitative Health Sciences (PRHS) is to integrate the knowledge, skills, and values of the health sciences that contribute to the prevention of disease and disability and maintenance and restoration of health and function. We deliver student-centered education that is accentuated by evidence-based teaching in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), affective (abilities) learning domains, within a Christ-centered environment that emphasizes faith, service, leadership, and a commitment to life-long learning. We focus on the prevention and management of disease and disability through the promotion of healthy behaviors and lifestyles, effective assessment, and early intervention through the use of evidence-based exercise prescription, treatment, and rehabilitation to restore health and function. Although united by a common mission, each of the interrelated academic programs (Athletic Training, Exercise Science) has its own distinct body of knowledge, skills, and abilities to achieve the following goals:



  1. provide undergraduate curricula based on current best practices in each discipline;
  2. provide basic instruction and discipline-specific courses that support attainment of knowledge, skills, and abilities that prepare competent and contributing entry-level professionals;
  3. provide for constant review and assessment of curricula to ensure academic quality and consistency, with an emphasis on discipline specific current best practices; and
  4. provide professional service to undergraduate students, the University community, allied health groups, organizations and practitioners.