|Many exercise science students are interested in applying their interest and expertise
in human physical performance to the prevention and treatment of disease and disability,
as well as to the promotion of health, wellness, and athletic performance. The concentration
in Human Performance and Fitness Promotion is designed for these students. In addition
to the required exercise science courses, these students take additional coursework
that focuses on such things as the use of exercise in the diagnosis and treatment
of cardiovascular disease, the development and management of fitness and wellness
programs, and the implementation of performance enhancement programs for athletes.
In addition to several required internships that are part of this concentration, many of these students complete one or more of the certification programs offered by such organizations as the American College of Sports Medicine or the National Strength and Conditioning Association. These certifications, in combination with the student's academic training, provide excellent credentials for employment in wellness programs, cardiovascular rehabilitation, the strength and conditioning field, commercial fitness facilities, and work as a personal trainer.