Exercise Science

Exercise Science

Degree Completion Plans Exercise Science encompasses a diverse field of study from personal training to clinical laboratory research. Students prepare for careers in clinical, corporate, community, or commercial settings in which exercise testing and prescription is a primary focus. Coursework is designed to aid students in their preparation for nationally recognized certifications, including those offered by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

  • Learn

    Learn "on the job"

    You’ll get hands-on experience in a professional setting when you take part in our Exercise Science internship opportunities.

  • Take Your Show on the Road

    Take Your Show on the Road

    We believe in community service and that means our students help out at many local events, from the REDY Youth Adventure Race to world biathlon championships.

  • See the World

    See the World

    Through an agreement with Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, our students can travel to Tanzania, Africa, to complete a practicum experience.


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Pre-Health Concentration

An undergraduate degree in Exercise Science may also serve as a step toward the pursuit of a graduate degree in exercise physiology or related area. Students also enter specialized programs leading to careers in strength and conditioning, physical or occupational therapy, athletic training, cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation, nutrition, physician’s assistant, chiropractic medicine, and clinical research.

Health and Fitness Concentration

Strength and conditioning is one of the fastest growing specializations in the field of exercise science. The health and fitness curriculum prepares students to work with high school, collegiate, professional, and other elite athletes in developing exercise programs to enhance athletic performance variables such as speed, agility, strength, power, endurance, and flexibility.  It also prepares fitness professionals to work in a variety of settings for the general population.  Coursework is designed to prepare students for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification exam that is offered by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Self Design Concentration

Our self design concentration gives students the chance to add a complimentary minor in a number of fields such as business to improve their marketability.

Degree Completion Plan

 


If you’re interested in exploring another degree with a similar focus, check out our Physical Education degree.

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