Exercise Science, B.S. / Applied Gerontology, M.S.

The Exercise Science program is a competency-driven curriculum for students who are interested in applying the scientific principles of exercise, fitness, health and wellness within the clinical, government, corporate, industrial, private, commercial and academic venues. Exercise Science students must complete the exercise science core courses, and then choose one of two concentrations: the Allied Health concentration or Exercise Physiology Certification concentration. The Allied Health concentration provides a platform leading to careers such as, but not limited to, physical therapy, physician assistant, occupational therapy and clinical exercise physiology. The Exercise Physiology Certification concentration, when combined with nationally-recognized certifications, leads to careers such as, but not limited to, personal training, strength and conditioning specialist, commercial/corporate employee fitness director and exercise physiologist. Exercise Science complements other allied health professions and therapies to address client’s well-being and promotion of a healthy lifestyle.

Program Coordinator: Dr. Tina Newsham

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  • Admission Requirements

    Admission Requirements

    All students wishing to be admitted into the combined program must

    1. Be Exercise Science majors with ≥ 75 credits of undergraduate courses
    2. Have a GPA of ≥ 3.0
    3. Provide the name and email addresses of two full-time Exercise Science professors/lecturers who are familiar with the student’s academic performance in 300-/400-level classes and practical experience(s)
    4. Apply to the Master of Science degree program in Applied Gerontology.
  • Course Details and Requirements

    Course Details and Requirements

    To view the course details and requirements for the Exercise Science, B.S. / Applied Gerontology M.S., please visit the course catalogue.