[Major Code 0202]
The Exercise Science program prepares students for professional careers in the fields of fitness/wellness. Prospective employers include health clubs, strength and conditioning facilities, recreational facilities, hospital-based wellness programs, cardiac rehabilitation programs, and sports medicine clinics. Many exercise science majors use interdisciplinary studies to prepare for working with special populations such as senior citizens or owning their own fitness business such as personal training. The coursework for this degree includes a core of courses in the broad field of health and physical education and additional specialty courses in exercise science concentrating on knowledge and skills necessary for appropriate exercise testing, prescription and leadership.