The applied exercise science concentration provides preparation for employment pertaining to services and programs for health, fitness, wellness, rehabilitation, or human performance enhancement. Employment settings may include business and industry, health agencies, university, hospital or community-based wellness programs, and corporate, commercial or private fitness facilities.
Course work, research, and learning experiences are taught from an applied perspective. This perspective provides a foundation of knowledge, skills, and abilities consistent with certifications from the leading professional organizations of exercise science.These organizations include but are not exclusive to ACSM, NSCA, NASM, and ACE.
Applied Exercise Science areas include fitness promotion and management, college/university fitness and wellness, corporate and commercial wellness, exercise testing and prescription, personal training and group exercise, leadership, exercise rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, and performance enhancement.
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