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Exercise Science Program

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Dr. Mazzetti leads Exercise Science students to the 2015 American College of Sports Medicine’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference College Bowl championship! 

The College Bowl is a jeopardy-style contest which tests students knowledge of Exercise Physiology, Strength and Conditioning, Kinesiology, and Fitness Testing . SU has now won two years in a row.

Pictured: Tom Heinbockel, Samantha Guarnera and Zack Valenti
Pictured: Tom Heinbockel, Samantha Guarnera and Zack Valenti

Welcome to the Exercise Science Program

Scott Mazetti
Scott Mazzetti

The Exercise Science program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Our program is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as having met the criteria for acceptance into their Education Recognition Program for Strength and Conditioning.

The academic foundation of exercise science is in physiology, bioenergetics, and movement anatomy and mechanics, with applications to exercise responses and adaptations, strength and conditioning, sport performance, and disease and injury.  Courses include human anatomy and physiology, fitness instruction, exercise physiology, fitness and stress testing, kinesiology, and injury prevention and emergency management.  The program requires an internship experience, and includes many hands-on opportunities in health and fitness initiatives and scientific research.  Our program is designed to prepare students for professional certification through the American College of Sports Medicine or the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Our major primes students to work in the health/fitness industry as personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, aerobics instructors and wellness program directors.  Students wishing to pursue careers in allied health fields may elect to complete additional courses in preparation for graduate education in exercise science or other pre-professional health-related disciplines such as physical therapy, physician assistance, occupational therapy and medicine. 

Scott Mazzetti, PhD
Program Director, Exercise Science
Associate Professor,
Department of Health and Sport Sciences

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