Department of Exercise Science FAQ's

  1. What career opportunities are there for someone who graduates with a degree in exercise science?
    Students who graduate with a degree in exercise science are candidates for employment in a variety of health, fitness, rehabilitation, and many industries. (See #4) Though students who graduate with a degree in exercise science can find a job immediately after graduation, further study may be necessary.

  2. What skills can I expect to develop through this major?
    Students can expect to learn about anatomy, physiology, human biology, motor development, exercise physiology, exercise prescription for healthy and compromised populations, injury care and prevention, emergency care and 1st aid, cardiac assessment and rehabilitation, as well as hands-on lab experience utilizing the most current equipment available today. Application of those skills will be utilized in a research project and during internships.

  3. Are there any practicums or clinical exposure with this program?
    Students will have are required to complete 3 credit hours in practicums related to their interests in exercise science.

  4. What if I want to switch majors to another health science major?
    In our Clinical Tract, the sciences core is the same for all health sciences and switching would not be complicated. In our Health and Fitness Tract, additional health sciences core subjects would likely need visited.

  5. What if I play a sport in college?
    The academic portion of college comes first. The internship of your program is attached to the 4th year. Summer internships are also possible. Every effort will be made to allow you to participate in your in-season sport. Failure to attend class, take tests, turn in assignments, etc., because of an athletic event must be off-set by the student’s commitment to make-up the work missed and complete all academic requirements. We are ‘athletic friendly’ in the Exercise Science program, but the student’s academic responsibilities will be no less than for those that do not compete in athletics.