Students interested in applied research, clinical applications of sport, fitness, and wellness should select the exercise Science Option. The Human Performance Laboratory (HPL) was completed in 2000 and has state-of-the-art, research grade technology. Internships are available for qualified students interested in exercise testing of local firefighters and police officers. Students may prepare for sport or clinical applications of exercise science, applied research, and/or advanced degrees.
The Exercise Science Option is focused upon applications of exercise, fitness, and wellness in clinical, preventive, rehabilitative, athletic performance, industrial, and laboratory settings. The option provides a broad and comprehensive background in the physical, biological, and technical sciences, and prepares the student for professional applications or advanced degree work and research in exercise science. Marketability and advancement within these professions can be enhanced by additional certification through such organizations as the American college of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Individual faculty and specific coursework can help students prepare for these certifications.
Websites of Interest
American College of Sports Medicine
National Strength & Conditioning Association
National Strength & Conditioning Association-Certification Site
American Society for Exercise Physiologist
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
American Association for Cardiovascular ad Pulmonary Rehabilitation
American Physical Therapy Association
American Academy of Physician Assistants