About the Program
This mission of this graduate program is to prepare students for advanced study in exercise physiology and future employment in adult fitness, corporate fitness and cardiac rehabilitation programs.
Special attention is also given to knowledge and practical skills necessary for students preparing for American College Sports Medicine certifications (e.g., Personal Trainer, Health/Fitness Instructor, and Exercise Specialist).
The Exercise Physiology program prepares graduates for interaction with both healthy populations and populations that are affected by chronic diseases (e.g., CVD, diabetes) and the functional changes that occur during exercise with these populations. They also work with patients in the areas of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation.
If you are interested in pursuing a degree in Exercise Physiology/Adult Fitness at The University of Akron, we highly encourage you to attend a Visitation Day. Here, you will be able to obtain more information and have the opportunity to meet with Exercise Physiology/Adult Fitness faculty to address any specific questions you may have.