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Exercise Science


 Program Description and Requirements

  • We are preparing students to enter a multitude of health-related careers including cardiac rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation, corporate fitness/wellness, personal training and strength and conditioning.
  • The preparation received will enable our graduates to work with a variety of populations.  These include: children, youth, young adults, older adults and performance athletes.
  • Graduates of the program will have developed a sound science background with communication and writing skills necessary to apply the knowledge to practical hands-on situations.
  • The program also prepares students who are interested in post-graduate study in Exercise Sciences and serves as an option for students interested in completing the prerequisites for admission into a variety of professional programs.
  • The program is designed to give students experiences which will prepare them to pursue certifications as a Certified Health/Fitness Specialistsm offered by the American College of Sports Medicine, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) offered by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

What can I do with a degree in exercise science?

  • Group exercise instructor
  • Biomechanics
  • Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation specialist
  • Dietitian and sport nutritionist
  • Employee fitness director
  • Exercise scientist
  • Worksite Health Promotion coordinator
  • Occupational physiologist
  • Personal trainer
  • Strength and conditioning coach

An exercise science degree may be used as stepping stone for graduate education in the pursuit of the following occupations:

  • Medical doctor
  • Physical therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Researcher

Why should I choose to study exercise science at NCWC?

  • Small class sizes for lecture and laboratory classes provide substantial opportunities to interact with dedicated, professional faculty
  • Outstanding laboratory resources for classes and research

Exercise Science Degree Requirements

Complete BIO 231 and 232, CHM 111, 112, NTR 300, MAT 113, and the following Exercise Science courses:

  • EXS 190 Introduction to Exercise Science
  • EXS 214   Foundations in Wellness and Personal Training
  • EXS 235 First Aid and CPR
  • EXS 305 Health Promotion and Behavior Change
  • EXS 315 Nutrition and Human Performance
  • EXS 318 Kinesiology
  • EXS 324 Exercise Physiology
  • EXS 325 Techniques in Evaluating Fitness
  • EXS 345 Research and Statistics in Exercise Science
  • EXS 380 Junior Seminar
  • EXS 430 Strength and Conditioning
  • EXS 425 Advanced Techniques in Evaluating Fitness
  • EXS 450 Clinical Exercise Physiology I
  • EXS 460 Clinical Exercise Physiology II
  • EXS 480 Practicum
  • EXS 481 Internship