The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science provides undergraduate education for individuals seeking careers in a wide variety of health fields. Some of the most common career and job opportunities under the umbrella of exercise science include: athletic trainer, exercise physiologist, medical physician, occupational therapist, physical therapist, physician assistant, cardiac rehabilitation specialist, and strength and conditioning specialist. The degree will prepare students for advanced professional degree programs. Students may enroll in a broad exercise major, or select the Strength and Conditioning Option. Students interested in pursuing the Master of Science in Athletic Training through the concurrent degree path can select the Strength and Conditioning, Athletic Training Prep Option.
- Students will understand the physiological, anatomical, bio-mechanical, nutritional, and psychological principles that govern and influence exercise and sport performance.
- Students will understand the application of physiological, anatomical, bio-mechanical, nutritional, and psychological factors that contribute to exercise, physical activity, and sport performance.
- Students will be able to measure a variety of fitness and sports performance-related values in a variety of individuals.
- Students will be able to demonstrate and apply the knowledge and skills of research design, measurement, and evaluation used in the field of exercise science.
- Students will be able to demonstrate reasoning, problem solving, and critical thinking in the context of exercise science.