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The Field of Exercise Science

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.

Areas of Employment

  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Manager of a Fitness Facility
  • Corporate Fitness Program Director
  • Personal Trainer
  • Cardiac/ Pulmonary Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Exercise Professional at a Medical Center
  • Exercise Professional in an Obesity Management Center
  • Sport Research Scientist

Graduate Study

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:

  • Exercise Physiology (both Masters and Doctoral degrees)
  • Clinical Exercise Specialist
  • Biomechanics
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Nursing
  • Chiropractic School
  • Medical School

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Last Updated 11/20/18

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