2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 30, 2023  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Exercise Science, BA

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Students who complete the Exercise Science requirements will be prepared for future careers in a variety of areas dependent upon which concentration is pursued. The Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration prepares students for graduate admissions to most physical therapy programs. Additional courses may be necessary to fulfill admission requirements of certain physical therapy programs. This concentration is suggested for students interested in sports medicine, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and other allied health fields. The Exercise Physiology Concentration will prepare students for a variety of graduate programs in biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor control, and sports medicine. The Fitness Promotions and Personal Training Concentration is specifically designed for students wishing to enter the personal training profession working as exercise practitioners. All three concentrations provide students with the theoretical and practical training skills necessary to prepare them to sit for the Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) certificate exam from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

Students entering the job market with the undergraduate degree in exercise science (without further graduate study) will be prepared for entry-level employment with corporate and community fitness programs, fitness clubs, and similar fitness-related industries.

Students must choose one of the following concentrations to complete the degree requirements:

Additional Information

Wellness Center

The Wellness Center at Malone fosters a lifelong love of activity and physical fitness. In addition to being a beautiful facility that enhances campus life and improves the wellness of students, faculty, and staff, the Wellness Center provides academic opportunities as well. The cardio floor includes a high-tech, computerized program that assesses many components of fitness including blood pressure, body composition, cardiovascular fitness, and upper-body strength and flexibility. Many faculty and staff members have already taken advantage of this fitness assessment and have used it as a motivator to begin workout programs in the Wellness Center.

Along with the assessment, an orientation describing proper use of the cardio and weight equipment and personal training suggestions is available. Twenty-eight Life Fitness cardio machines are available including total body trainers, steppers, treadmills, upper-body ergometer, recumbent and upright bikes, and cable machines. In addition, dumbbells, fitness balls, and a stretch area are available for the workout enthusiasts.



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