Exercise Science: Applied
Designed for those interested in professional preparation in exercise and wellness programming for community, corporate, and/or private fitness/wellness programs, our Exercise Science Applied Concentration will give students the ability to successfully enter the work force upon earning their B.S. degree. The program of study is structured to serve as preparation for the American College of Sports Medicine's Health Fitness Instructor Certification Examination. Many prospective students ask what is the difference between this concentration and the pre-professional concentration. The applied concentration has more practical classes which will prepare you to work in the field once you earn your B.S. degree. The pre-professional concentration includes more basic science classes that better prepare you for graduate school. It is possible to use the Exercise Science: Applied concentration to meet all the pre-requesites for the Physical Therapy or Athletic Training Graduate School Programs. All of your electives plus one hour would be comprised of science classes.
If you are wondering what type of careers a degree in Exercise Science Applied might prepare you to do, the ACSM has a pamplet on careers in Sports Medicine and Exercise Science.
To get more information on this major please email Dr. Burch Oglesby or call him at 423-425-4064.