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Updated 2013-14 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

PDF of Exercise Science

The vision of the Department of Human Performance, Sport, and Health is “preparing and empowering future professionals to promote physical activity, health, and sport.”

The mission of the Department of Human Performance, Sport, and Health is "to provide students with opportunities to excel through purposeful experiences resulting in skills, including leadership, communication, use of technology, and appreciation of individual differences. Through our programs, students develop an appreciation of the contributions of physical activity, wellness, and sport to society.”

The Exercise Science program prepares students for graduate work in exercise science–related areas, as well as in areas such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine, chiropractic, and other allied health fields. Students entering the job market with an undergraduate degree in exercise science generally work with corporate and community fitness programs, health clubs, and similar fitness-related industries. The program may also be chosen by students who are interested in coaching but do not wish to teach in public elementary or secondary schools.

The Department of Human Performance, Sport, and Health offers minors and a coaching specialist program that provide students with the skills and expertise to work in health clubs, coach teams, or teach special needs students. Also, in addition to offering a variety of activities classes that enhance students' liberal education, the department works with Campus Recreation and Athletics to offer a broad range of learning experiences.

Career Directions

Aquatic Specialist
Athletic Coaching
Industrial Fitness
Personal Trainer
Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Also: Graduate Study and Professional Programs

Preparation

Recommended High School Courses

Biology
Chemistry
Coaching
Exercise Science
Health
Life Sciences
Physical Education
Sports
Wellness