Exercise to improve body, mind and quality of life.
As we work to become a healthier, more active society, the demand for health and
fitness professionals will continue to grow in health organizations, fitness centers,
corporations, community recreation programs, and other wellness settings.
This program focuses on the effects of exercise on physical and mental health. You will
examine topics in exercise physiology, sport psychology, physical activity, health and
disease. Through practical experiences, students learn to apply this knowledge to help
people manage weight, promote heart and lung health, improve athletic performance,
prevent and fight disease, and much more.
You may also have opportunities to conduct research in the Exercise Physiology Lab
and the Biomechanics Laboratories, where you could study metabolic rates, body composition,
cardiac health, body mechanics, motor skills and other related areas.