Mission Statement

We conduct and disseminate high quality research, prepare our students to be innovators in their respective fields, and enhance the quality of life of the citizens of West Virginia and beyond.

Core Values

We are dedicated to the democratic purpose of education as a primary means for promoting healthy and productive lives. Therefore, although we value many things, our core values are:

  • Application of knowledge
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Collaboration and Discovery
  • Community Engagement
  • Well-being


We aspire to be among the best colleges globally in the creation and application of knowledge, and the mentoring of future professionals in physical activity and sport.