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
- 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.
- 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
The Department of Sport Science and Wellness Education 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.
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Sport/recreation is one of the top industries in the country. With $100 billion in annual revenue and 4 million-plus jobs, the economic impact of the sport/recreation industry is tremendous. The abundance of sporting opportunities mandates the services of qualified/skilled practitioners.
Degrees and Preparation
A bachelor's degree in exercise science paves the way to a variety of career opportunities in the sport and recreation industry that involve leadership, management, coaching, programming, marketing, selling and legal aspects.
Exercise Science graduates are employed as:
- group exercise instructors
- athletic trainers
- cardiopulmonary rehabilitation specialists
- dieticians/sports nutritionists
- employee fitness directors
- exercise physiologists
- occupational physiologists
- personal trainers
- physical/occupational therapists
The Career Center creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to:
- career professionals who will help you prepare for interviews
- Career Resource Library
- computer stations for resume writing and employment research
- UA Career Fairs