About Us

About the School of IPAT

Within the liberal arts tradition of The University of Montana and mission of the School of Integrative Physiology and Athletic Training faculty, staff and students engage in professional education, scholarly activity and meaningful public service.  The department emphasizes all dimensions of health and human movement to enhance longevity and the quality of life.

If you want to turn your passion for helping people develop their potential for a healthy lifestyle into a fulfilling career, then the School of IPAT at The University of Montana can start you on the right track.  Our primary focus is to advance and disseminate knowledge about the promotion of healthy lifestyle choices and behaviors, the enhancement of human movement and the enrichment of quality of life.

Within our School, we offer an undergraduate major in Health and Human Performance with specialized options:

At the conclusion of your undergraduate degree, you should be fully prepared to seek an entry-level position in your chosen field or pursue an advanced degree.  Your coursework will help you to:

  • Understand the scope of the profession and obtain the skills you need to be an effective practitioner
  • Develop lifetime proficiency in critical thinking and enhance your thirst for knowledge
  • Adopt personal and professional attributes characteristic of health and human performance professionals
  • Learn respect for the uniqueness and dignity of colleagues and those you serve