Exercise Science Track
Exercise science is an academic discipline that examines the function of the body under the stress of acute and chronic physical activity. Exercise physiologists are healthcare professionals who promote health and wellness, prevent illness and disability, restore health and well-being, and help athletes reach their potential in sports training and performance. According to the United States Department of Labor, employment of exercise physiologists is projected to grow 19% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for other occupations. Job opportunities exist in research, clinical and health/fitness settings.
This track also prepares students for entry into graduate programs that require an undergraduate degree heavily focused in the human and natural sciences for admission including athletic training, biochemistry, biomechanics, epidemiology, exercise physiology, exercise psychology, kinesiology, motor control and learning, nutrition, sports medicine, and others.
Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to take health and fitness certification examinations offered by several professional organizations including the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).