The Exercise Science Professional Program is a scientifically-based curriculum which includes coursework in the basic sciences, the physiology and biomechanics of exercise, fitness assessment and exercise testing, exercise prescription and training, behavior modification, and the clinical aspects of exercise.
The Exercise Science program integrates classroom study with hands-on practical experiences in order to provide the student with a comprehensive level of academic preparation. Many courses include laboratory or field work experiences and all students complete a 450 hour internship in order to gain experience in their chose career path.
The Exercise Science program prepares students for careers in: Personal Training, Health and Fitness Promotion, Corporate Wellness, Cardiac Rehabilitation, and Strength and Conditioning. The Exercise Science program is also appropriate for students interested in pursuing advanced or professional degrees in: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Medicine or Chiropractic, Exercise Physiology or Biomechanics.
Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement
Students who have chosen the Exercise Science Professional Program will satisfy the Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement by successfully completing HPER 4440: Professional Development in Exercise Science.
A list of approved General Education courses can be found in the “Graduation and Academic Advising” section earlier in this catalog.