About Exercise Science
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Exercise Science is a science-based and human-focused degree path that focuses on practical application. The degree prepares students for graduate schools and careers in exercise physiology, strength and conditioning, sport psychology, physical/occupational therapy, athletic training, corporate wellness, health coaching, cardiac rehabilitation, and other health-related areas.
Exercise Science - General Emphasis
The General Emphasis curriculum focuses on working directly with clients and health behaviors. Courses like small group personal training, group fitness, and health behavior change give students evidence-based hands-on experience to help them transition into their current career fields.
Exercise Science - Physical therapy Emphasis
The Pre-Physical Therapy Emphasis curriculum is primarily a science-oriented curriculum that meets the standard requirements for admission to most physical therapy programs. It is important that students check requirements for their professional school of choice as some require classes in addition to those contained in this concentration. Most programs also require that the student take the Graduate Record Examination and score at a certain level.
Pre-Occupational Therapy & Pre-Athletic Training
The pre-requisites required for OT or AT graduate schools tend to fit better into the General Emphasis degree plan.
The Pre-Occupational Therapy curriculum is a natural and social science-oriented curriculum that meets the standard requirements for admission to most occupational therapy programs. It is important that students check requirements for their professional school of choice as some require classes in addition to those contained in this concentration.
The Pre-Athletic Training curriculum is primarily a science-based curriculum that meets the requirements for the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accreditation standards for “prerequisite knowledge.” This coursework serves as the foundation for study in the professional program of athletic training.
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