Exercise Science Degree Programs
The Exercise Science and Wellness program is designed for the student who desires to pursue advanced study in the scientific areas of exercise related to apparently healthy populations as well as those with cardiovascular, pulmonary and/or metabolic disease. This emphasis will help to strengthen the background of those individuals already involved in conducting fitness programs or to prepare individuals for careers in health-related fields that utilize exercise as preventive or rehabilitative medicine in settings such as hospitals, government agencies, and corporate wellness centers.
The Exercise Science Program of study prepares individuals for careers in preventive and rehabilitative exercise and wellness programs in settings such as hospitals, government agencies, and fitness and corporate wellness centers. Some students pursue graduate or professional degrees in such allied health areas as physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine, exercise science, physiology and biomedical sciences.
The Exercise Science program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine.
The minor program in Exercise Science consists of 21 credit hours.