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This program is designed to prepare students for careers in preventive and rehabilitative exercise and wellness programs in settings such as hospitals, wellness and rehabilitation centers, sports medicine clinics, government agencies, health and fitness centers, and corporate industry. Academic preparation focuses on the scientific aspects of exercise related to asymptomatic and symptomatic populations. The program also serves to prepare students for graduate studies in exercise science, physical therapy, and other allied health fields.
Faculty: expert teacher-researchers who take pride in both endeavors
Laboratories: high-quality facilities with state-of-the-art research equipment
Internship: available in areas related to the program (Preventive/Rehabilitative Track)
Research: students are encouraged to assist with faculty research projects and to present their own research at regional and national professional associations
Academics: in addition to Exercise Science course requirements students will choose from one of two tracks- Scientific Foundations of Exercise and Preventive/Rehabilitative Exercise
Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Assess, plan, or implement fitness programs that include exercise or physical activities such as those designed to improve cardiorespiratory function, body composition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, or flexibility. May require a Master’s Degree.
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Train athletes to enhance strength, cardio-respiratory fitness, speed, power, and body composition with the goal of improving athletic performance and also maintaining or improving health. May require a Master’s Degree.
Work in a variety of settings to promote healthy work environments and improve the lives of others through exercise and nutrition. They are often employed in health care settings and by colleges and universities to promote healthy living and meet a variety of employee health needs.
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An investigation into the metabolic adaptations, neuromuscular, endocrinological, and respiratory responses to acute and chronic exercise endeavors. Implications for enhanced health and physical performance are integrated. Prerequisites: BIOL 240 or BIOL 250, BIOL 241 or BIOL 251, CHEM 121N and CHEM 122N with a C or better; MATH 102M or higher with a C or better.
The application of different methodologies in the measurement of physiologic responses to exercise. Emphasis is placed on understanding American College of Sports Medicine guidelines, appropriate experimental techniques, and equipment necessary to evaluate changes in body composition and various metabolic, cardiovascular, and respiratory adjustments during exercise. Prerequisites: BIOL 240 or BIOL 250 AND MATH 102M or higher with a C or better; EXSC 326.
Application of physical laws and mechanical principles to the human musculoskeletal system. Prerequisites: BIOL 240 or BIOL 250 and MATH 102M or higher with a C or better; PHYS 111N with a C- or better; EXSC 322.
Students entering the Bachelor of Science program in Exercise Science should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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Students have the opportunity to apply for the Melvin H. Williams Endowed Scholarship during their Junior Year
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