Exercise Science

Major

About the Program

The exercise science major is designed to build your decision-making and organizational skills, knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and your ability to recognize the potential for long-term injuries and help those who have sustained them recover. It will prepare you for graduate school or careers in areas such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, cardiac/respiratory technology and athletic training.

Careers in Exercise Science

  • Kinesiologist

    Kinesiologists are experts in body movement and study bio-mechanical processes. They look for ways to improve the efficiency and performance of the human body and then prescribe exercise-related practices as medicine for their clients.

  • Sports Nutritionist

    As a sports nutrition professional, you will teach body builders, sports athletes and other fitness enthusiasts how to optimize their performance on the field or the court while they improve their health with nutrition.

  • Exercise Physiologist

    Exercise Physiologists work with patients and develop fitness plans that help them recover from chronic disease.

  • Strength and Conditioning Coach

    A strength and conditioning coach is a physical performance professional who uses exercise prescription to improve the performance of competitive athletes or athletic teams.

Courses in the Program

HHP 260 - Human Anatomy
HHP 401 - Kinesiology
HHP 405 - Exercise Physiology
HHP 420 - Biomechanics
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