Graduates of this program can become leaders in a variety of professional positions and industries, including:
This undergraduate program provides preparation for research-related careers including laboratory technician, research assistant, and research scientist.
For students interested in sports training, the Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science program provides training for careers including strength and conditioning coach, speed-agility-quickness coach, and personal trainer for high-level athletes.
With the Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science degree, graduates can work in fitness and wellness programs with clients of all ages and fitness levels, including athletes, children, adults, and the elderly. Career options include health and fitness instructor or director, strength and conditioning specialist, and exercise leader.
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCSs) are professionals who apply scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance. They conduct sport-specific testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs, and provide guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention. Recognizing that their area of expertise is separate and distinct, CSCSs consult with and refer athletes to other professionals when appropriate. The B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science degree program offers an Advanced Strength and Conditioning course geared toward preparing students to pass the CSCS examination. The CSCS is the premier certification in the field of strength and conditioning.
Personal trainers are health/fitness professionals who-using an individualized approach-assess, motivate, educate, and train clients regarding their health and fitness needs. They design safe and effective exercise programs, provide the guidance to help clients achieve their personal health/fitness goals, and respond appropriately in emergency situations. Recognizing their own area of expertise, personal trainers refer clients to other health care professionals when appropriate. The NSCA-CPT was developed in 1993 and is the premier credential for personal trainers. The Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science degree program prepares students to obtain this certification.
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