The Exercise Science major has three tracks: Pre-Professional, Applied, and Pre-Athletic Training.
The Pre-Professional track is designed to provide students with an in-depth science background and prepares students for post-baccalaureate study in exercise physiology and related health sciences such as medical school, physical therapy, physician's assistant or other medical programs. Successful graduates of this option should possess the knowledge and skills to qualify for the ACSM Exercise Specialist Certification (requires additional clinical hours). The Pre-Professional option is for students planning to continue on in higher education.
The Applied track is designed to prepare students for jobs as strength and conditioning coaches, athletic coaches, personal trainers, elderly services providers, corporate wellness personnel and directors, fitness center directors and other fitness related jobs. Successful graduates of this track should possess the knowledge and skills to qualify for the American College of Sport Medicine-Fitness Instructor and/or National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
The Pre-Athletic Training track is designed to prepare students for graduate studies in athletic training. This track is unique in that it provides undergraduate students an opportunity to transition, after three years of undergraudate study, into our graduate level Athletic Training program, eventually leading to a M.S. in Athletic Training. Graduates of this track become professional athletic trainers working in a variety of settings ranging from collegiate and professional athletic programs, hospitals and medical centers, and private sector companies.