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Exercise Science Program Goals and Objectives

The program of study comprising the Exercise Science concentration is designed to develop competencies that will enable individuals to:

  • Develop critical thinking skills that will enable success in graduate school and beyond
  • Recognize harmful health practices and intervene to effect attitudinal and behavioral change toward the adoption of healthy activities
  • Educate program participants in the safe conduct and benefits of exercise activities;
  • Interpret physical fitness/health assessment data;
  • Develop and institute physical fitness/health assessment programs;
  • Develop and institute physical fitness/health maintenance programs;
  • Develop programs that are goal-oriented and meet the needs of myriad populations;
  • Prescribe appropriate activities for individual and group programs across the lifespan;
  • Organize and administer Exercise Science programs and facilities;
  • Become certified as personal trainers and/or strength and conditioning coaches obtaining national certifications such as ACSM Health Fitness Specialist (HFS) and/or NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach;
  • Continue specialized training in areas related to cardiac rehabilitation, echocardiography, nursing, physical therapy and other allied health professions