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.
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.
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Our Academic Program
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.
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Internship Information (EXSC 479)
Now Scheduling for International Internships for Winter/Spring 2019
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- 1 1st US undergrad pgm with CAAHEP accred
- 2 EXSC students in 1st SU Research Fellows
- 84 % recent grads in health-related field