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Dave Dennis
Department Chair
Email: ddennis@wju.edu
Phone: 1-304-243-2164

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What career opportunities are there for someone who graduates with a degree in exercise science?
    1. Students who graduate with a degree in exercise science can find themselves in various health related fields and in many different industries. A list can be found in the possible career link. Though students who graduate with a degree in exercise science can find a job immediately after graduation, further education may be necessary.

  2. What skills can I expect to develop through this major?
    1. Students can expect to learn about anatomy, physiology, human biology, motor development, and computer applications. Students will also build communication skills from both inside the classroom as well as peer teaching experiences in discipline specific courses. Another component to this program will be based on program design and assessment knowledge in fitness, wellness, and strength and conditioning.

  3. Are there any internships or clinical exposure with this program?
    1. Students will have an opportunity their 4th year to work with a sports team from a variety of sources comprised from universities, high schools, and semi-professional teams.

  4. What if I want to switch majors to another health science major?
    1. If so, this is done with ease. We have the curricula in the health sciences set up to have all health science disciplines take the same general schedule. Therefore, if a major is switched, you will continue on the same sequence for core and sciences.

  5. What if I play a sport in college?
    1. The academic portion of college comes first. The clinical portion of the program is attached to your 4th year. Every effort will be used to allow you to participate in your in-season activity. However, during the remaining two seasons, you will be required to balance your sports participation with the clinical experience. For example, if you play soccer, you will be free from clinical experience for majority of your season but will be assigned a sports team for the winter and spring seasons.

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