Exercise science is the study of how the human body responds and adapts to exercise. In practice, exercise scientists are responsible for designing and implementing exercise programs for a wide breadth of populations. We work to improve the performance of athletes by performing physiological assessments and using that information to design effective training programs. Exercise scientists also work with members of the general population who are interested in improving their health and reducing their disease risk. Exercise scientists may also specialize in working with those with pre-existing disease such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, pulmonary challenges and cancer.
The Exercise Science curriculum effectively prepares students for graduate study in a wide array of Allied Health fields. We have successfully placed students in the following areas of graduate study: