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Exercise and Sport Science

BSEd Degree

The undergraduate program in Exercise and Sport Science (EXSS):

    • Provides a comprehensive exposure to the field of exercise science, with coursework in areas such as kinesiology, physiology, biomechanics, motor behavior, and exercise programming
    • Introduces students to the theoretical concepts and practical skills associated with preventive health, exercise and disease management, physical fitness, exercise program design, and sports conditioning
    • Provides an overview of mechanical aspects of human movement as well as physiological systems including anatomical, musculoskeletal, neural, cardiovascular, metabolic, and respiratory; inclusive of both lecture and laboratory experiences.
    • Includes a one semester (360 hour) internship (final semester of senior year), in which students can select their area of focus in order to gain 'real world' work experience in their chosen field. An option to complete the internship within one of the many Human Performance Laboratories is available with permission/acceptance of the lab director. Click here for application.

Students completing the program are well-prepared to sit for national certification examinations offered through such professional organizations as the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Interested students should seek the guidance of EXSS faculty members in preparing for the exams of interest

Graduating students are well-prepared to enter graduate school in the areas of allied health (physical and occupational therapy), medicine, exercise science, health promotion, and associated disciplines. Note: Students should seek the guidance of the Academic Services Coordinator and the pre-health professional advisor with regards to needed pre-requisite courses for graduate school admission

Graduating students are prepared to enter the workforce as personal trainers, exercise specialists, and other health and fitness professionals.

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Last Updated: 3/31/14