Additional Program Information
The Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science offers a comprehensive curriculum grounded in scientific principles and their practical application to maintaining health through fitness and nutrition, training and performance, rehabilitation, and wellness. The Exercise Science program supports preparation for academic advancement into graduate health professions and other related areas such as biomechanics, exercise physiology, sports psychology and athletic training. Students interested in entering the work force upon graduating with the B.S. degree in Exercise Science will also be prepared to apply for positions within the wellness and fitness industry.
All Exercise Science students take the same core curriculum and specialize in one area of concentration. Both tracks prepare students for certifications such as the ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C), and the NSCA Certified and Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exams.
The Exercise Science Major is both accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and endorsed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Clinical Track – Focus on Graduate School Preparation
This track has a strong sciences foundation and prepares students for entry into Graduate health profession programs such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician’s assistant and exercise physiology.
Students enrolling in natural science courses must earn at least a letter grade of C in all Prerequisite courses. Students must place at the ENGL 111 level to enroll in all natural science courses. Students in the exercise science major may not repeat a course more than once.
Program Dismissal Review
In cases which a student has been dismissed from the Exercise Science Program, the student may request a dismissal review when he/she believes that extenuating circumstances effected his/her academic performance in the program. The student must follow the SHNS Program Dismissal Review Policy detailed at the beginning of the School of Health and Natural Sciences section of this catalog.