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The purpose of the Exercise Science program is to prepare students to work in human performance fields such as personal training, corporate wellness, strength and conditioning, or cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. Students will study foundational sciences, such as anatomic kinesiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor behavior, and the social psychology of physical activity. Students will be prepared for entry into pre-health professional programs such as physical and occupational therapy. Students will also be positioned for graduate school in areas of exercise physiology, biomechanics, and exercise science. Program outcomes align with the standards of key professional associations such as the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE).

Summary of courses required for the Exercise Science concentration

Exercise Science students must successfully complete 200 hours in assigned locations (e.g., medical fitness center, public fitness center) as part of a senior-level internship.


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