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Exercise Science

Health and fitness constitute a major industry in the United States. As the newest major in our sport sciences area, exercise science is designed to prepare and train you for leadership positions within the fields of sports, recreation, physical fitness and allied health areas.

The allied health concentration is geared toward those seeking advanced degrees in such areas as athletic training, physical therapy, physician assistant and chiropractic medicine, while the sport performance track features a mastery of skills in exercise programming. Required internships offer additional hands-on experience in the field.

As a major in our academically rigorous exercise science program, you will have the flexibility to combine your curriculum with complementary areas like sport management and our popular coaching minor. You also are able to take a variety of elective courses geared toward their areas of special interest, such as one instructed by the sports performance service, Ignition APG, that offers them certification in speed training as part of the class.

Program Features
  • With the flexibility of electives, students may choose to pursue graduate programs in an allied health field such as physical therapy, physician assistant, chiropractic’s and others.
  • Graduates can find employment as a personal trainer, certified strength and conditioning specialist, strength coach, cardiac rehab, health promotion, community health, wellness, fitness directors or management of fitness facilities.
  • The program is designed to potentially prepare students for further study in the areas of allied health and medical fields by choosing specific electives that are often prerequisites for these programs.
  • Exercise Science students can choose from an elective pool of classes which will enable them to pursue their specific career goals.
  • Students that wish to own and operate their own facility may choose business courses from the elective pool that will better prepare them to run a business.