Photo of Gul Tiryaki Sonmez, Department Chair for Exercise Sciences and Recreation
Welcome to the Department of Exercise Sciences and Recreation, where we are committed to preparing students in the undergraduate and graduate programs in Exercise Sciences, Recreation Education, Therapeutic Recreation, MS in Human Performance & Fitness, and MS in Recreation Education. Our dedicated faculty are here to help you reach your personal goals. We are always available for questions or advising. Please feel free to reach out directly to our program directors that are listed under each of our programs.

Dr. Gul Tiryaki-Sonmez


The Mission of Exercise Sciences and Recreation is highly reflective of the mission of the college and the school, where we embody the ideals of the Lehman Principles to Educate, Empower, Engage.


We aspire to produce graduates who are well able to secure good jobs in the athletic training and parks and recreation field. We are especially proud of students who graduate with their BS in Exercise Sciences and enroll in Doctor of Physical Therapy programs.

Dr. Jacob Eubank
Dr. Brad Schoenfeld