One of the fastest-growing career areas in the country is related to health, fitness, and exercise physiology in both the public and private sectors.
Business and industry are becoming aware of the increased efficiency of a workforce where the wellness level is high and medical costs and absenteeism are reduced. The wellness consciousness of the general population is at an all-time high, and health and fitness programs permeate our society through business and industry, hospitals and rehabilitation centers, fitness assessment clinics, fitness clubs, wellness programs projected through public and private recreation, along with efforts of schools and churches to serve the wellness needs of their constituencies.
This degree program is designed especially to prepare practitioners for the myriad of career opportunities related to this emphasis. In addition to the concentration in health and fitness, which includes a full semester of supervised internship in a career setting chosen by the student, this program also provides preparation for the general environment which will house the professional function. Because these are "people jobs", there is also preparation for leadership skills.
Exercise Physiology Pre-Professional
The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology degree is an excellent preparatory program for graduate or professional school. Graduates continue their education in medicine, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, chiropractic, physician assistant, exercise physiology, physical therapy, dentistry, pharmacy, occupational therapy, and other programs. The undergraduate program includes courses in science, anatomy, physiology, nutrition, with hands-on laboratories in exercise physiology, and exercise instruction. Students will also complete a 300-hour clinical internship or research internship in their junior year.
For more information, contact Dr. Yunsuk Koh.