About Exercise Science and Health Program
As a student in the Exercise Science and Health program, you will acquire knowledge, leadership skills and the technical abilities to plan, implement and evaluate health and fitness programs for individuals, teams, and communities. You will gain in-depth knowledge of the human body and how physical activity, healthy eating, and psychosocial health behaviors, (e.g., avoiding harmful substances and maintaining a healthy body weight) reduce chronic disease, and disability, and lead to a high quality of life. Graduates from our program work in a variety of settings, including private and community fitness facilities, wellness centers, cardiac rehabilitation programs, sports medicine clinics, and performance enhancement centers. Graduates from our program are also prepared for graduate school in exercise science, medicine, public health or allied health areas such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and nursing.
Our curriculum includes courses such as exercise physiology, fitness testing and prescription, design and analysis of research, concepts in human nutrition, psychosocial determinants of health, applied sport psychology, biomechanics, motor control, and health promotion. The program incorporates classroom teaching, hands-on learning, and service learning projects to give you an excellent opportunity to apply the skills you have learned in real-world and laboratory settings.