To prepare students with the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for competent practice in exercise and for employment in the health and fitness industry while providing a basis for professional advancement.
Upon completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to:
- Recognize which muscles are used in body movement patterns and then identify solutions to improve their performance
- Conduct appropriate business and administrative practices, including marketing and promotion, in order to successfully operate in the field
- Conduct individualized client consultations and fitness assessments
- Design appropriate exercise programs for various populations (aged, youth, overweight/obese, chronic disease, etc.) based on assessments
- Implement effective wellness programming specific for the needs of target populations
- Exemplify the Code of Ethics of the American College of Sports Medicine and National Strength and Conditioning Association
- Sit for national certification board exams
Students must present current First Aid, CPR, and AED certification that has a practical skill examination component (such as the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross) and physical examination before beginning EXS* 212 . Students should consult with the coordinator of the Exercise Science and Wellness program for advice about course selection and information about additional costs, including liability insurance for EXS* 212 . For more information, contact the Department at (203) 285-2388.