The Exercise Science major provides you with a solid foundation in:
- Anatomy and biomechanics
- Exercise physiology and motor control
- Sports and exercise nutrition
If you intend to become a personal trainer/strength coach, physical therapist, occupational therapist, or coach, or if you intend to pursue a career in medicine or research, the Exercise Science major is for you. This program includes a practicum (field experiences in which you’ll observe and document how working professionals perform their jobs, with limited responsibilities as a student) and an internship (more like a real job, where you’ll independently apply your skills and knowledge in the workplace).
Health and Fitness Education
The Health and Fitness Education major prepares you to become a health and fitness educator who can plan, administer, and evaluate activities for people of all ages and fitness levels.
If you intend to earn a Residency Teacher Certification or become a personal trainer, athletic director, community recreational director, or the like, this program is for you. This program includes a practicum and an internship.
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