Exercise Science

Exercise Science Fundamentals

The exercise science program prepares students through the study of movement to pursue careers in health and fitness instruction, personal training, strength and conditioning, and cardiac rehabilitation.

  • There is unparalleled interest in sport, exercise and recreation. So that our students are competitive in the job market, specialization is available through four specific concentrations:
    • Physiological Sciences
    • Fitness Management
    • Pre-Physical Therapy
    • Sport Coaching/Strength and Conditioning

    Professional Preparation

    • Affords students the opportunity to pursue a variety of employment opportunities in the sport and recreation industry.
    • Exercise Science also prepares students for graduate studies in sport management, sport behavior, sport science and coaching.

    Our Faculty

    • are innovative, interactive and experienced in the filed of sport and recreation
    • use multimedia technology to enhance classroom learning
    • are active in current research, national organizations and local community agencies
    • encourage students to be critical thinkers and problem solvers

    Akron Advantage

    Hands-on Research

    The School of Sport Science and Wellness Education, located in InfoCision Stadium, offers a variety of resources for its students, including:

    • state-of-the-art laboratory and equipment required for knowledge-base learning
    • opportunities to aid faculty in a variety of research projects

    Real World Experience

    • Required practicum experience for each student, minimum of 150 hours
    • Service learning built into coursework
    • Collaboration with professionals in the sport and recreation industry

    Education Student Organizations

    • SESC (Sport and Exercise Science Club) affords students opportunities to promote professional activity and networking in the sport and exercise science field through participation in conferences, clinics and club activities.

    Sample Curriculum


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