Exercise Science Program

Human Performance and Fitness Promotion

SWSuzanne Wambold, PhD
Concentration Coordinator

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.

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Last Updated: 7/29/19