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This 65-hour rigorous major is offered to prepare and educate students who wish to enter the field of exercise science. Students are exposed to a strong science background (26 ancillary hours in chemistry, physics and biology) making them excellent candidates for employment opportunities in exercise-related areas (cardiac rehabilitation), advanced graduate studies (motor behavior, exercise physiology, nutrition), and professional schools (chiropractic, occupational therapy, physical therapy).

Faculty advisors will help students choose appropriate electives to meet professional school prerequisites.

Students interested in cardiac rehabilitation are encouraged to seek the Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist certification or the Health Fitness Instructor certification offered by the American College of Sports Medicine during the internship and capstone courses.

The Exercise Science major is ideal if you're interested in pursing an advanced degree or career in occupational therapy, chiropractic, athletic training or dietetics. Be sure to consult with your admissions counselor for advice on selecting your major based on your goals and future plans.

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