Exercise Science

Exercise Science Fundamentals

The exercise science program prepares students through the study of human movement to pursue careers in health and fitness, personal training, strength and conditioning, cardiac rehabilitation and professional graduate programs.

  • This bachelor's degree program provides students’ the ability to focus their degree and choose an area of concentration. Specialization is available through four specific concentrations:
     
    • Physiological Sciences
    • Fitness Management
    • Pre-Physical Therapy
    • Sport Coaching/Strength and Conditioning

    Professional Preparation

    • Affords students the opportunity to pursue a variety of employment opportunities in health and fitness, corporate wellness, research, clinical and strength and conditioning industries.
    • Exercise Science also prepares students for graduate studies in exercise physiology, physical therapy and occupational therapy as well as for medical school, pharmacy school, chiropractic school, a career as a physician's assistant, and many other opportunities.

    Our Faculty

    • are innovative and experienced
    • infuse experiential learning, simulation and multimedia technology to enhance the classroom experience
    • are active in current research, national organizations and local community agencies
    • encourage students to be critical thinkers and problem solvers

    Akron Advantage

    Hands-on Research

    The School of Sport Science and Wellness Education, located in InfoCision Stadium, provides opportunities for student-led research projects. Resources include:

    • state-of-the-art laboratory and equipment required for evidence-based learning

    Real World Experience

    • The bachelor's degree program requires all students to complete a practicum (internship) of 120 to 180 hours prior to graduation
    • Service learning and volunteer opportunities to be involved and give back to the community are built into coursework to prepare students for employment
    • Collaboration with professionals in the field
    • Interpersonal collaboration with multiple disciplines

    Education Student Organizations

    • The Exercise Science Club affords students opportunities to promote professional activity and networking in the exercise science field through participation in conferences, clinics and club activities.

    Sample Curriculum


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