- Exercise physiologist
- Personal trainer
- Physician assistant
- Occupational therapist
- Health educator
- Physical therapist
- Fitness specialist
|Potential salaries are based
upon national averages.
According to the Bureau of Labor, employment of exercise science professionals is expected to grow by 24 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. As businesses and insurance organizations continue to recognize the benefits of health and fitness programs for their employees, incentives to join gyms or other fitness facilities will increase the need for workers in these areas.
Acceptance into the exercise and health science program requires good test scores and the skills necessary to work one-on-one with people in a health setting. If you’re interested in health, fitness and in helping people, you may have the perfect interests and talent to pursue a degree in exercise science and health.
The Human Performance Laboratory enables the exercise science students the opportunity for hands-on-learning.
Exercise Physiology Laboratory
Equipped to conduct metabolic, cardiorespiratory, cardiac, and body composition research. The Exercise Physiology Lab has technologically advanced equipment for a wide array of performance and physiological testing.
Equipped to conduct biomechanical and motor control research. The laboratory houses force plate technology and infrared camera testing.
Internship (PEP 498)
An internship is a 9 credit experience in an exercise science and health setting that is completed during the last semester before graduation. This capstone experience requires students to be fully immersed in the setting, or site, for 360 hours during one semester. The students will gain valuable experiences that allow them to apply their classroom knowledge and skills in a practical setting. In addition, students will be challenged to understand more about real-world application, develop communication and leadership skills, and grow as young professionals. The experience will help students to achieve career and/or educational goals.
A well-chosen site is an important investment in a student’s development as a young professional and path to a successful career.
Internship welcome packet
For more information download the Practicum and Internship Manual.