Kinesiology - BS, Exercise Science Track, Applied Exercise Physiology Concentration
The Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology offers several tracks designed to prepare students for a variety of careers. The track options available develop a strong science background making students excellent candidates for employment opportunities in human movement/exercise related areas (cardiac rehabilitation, corporate or private fitness), advanced graduate studies (motor neuroscience, kinesiology, exercise physiology), or professional school (physical or occupational therapy or medical and dental school). Course prerequisites are included in the various programs under all tracks to support students wishing to pursue professional school study or graduate school study. Additional program and track information is available on the Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management website or may be obtained by contacting the advising office in the department.
The Applied Exercise Physiology track prepares students to become clinical exercise physiologists working in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation programs. This program contains a strong science background making students excellent candidates for professional schools such as Physical Therapy School. Students can also prepare for immediate employment in clinical fields to include areas like cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, pharmaceutical sales and medical equipment sales and service. In addition, students also train for jobs as personal trainers or corporate/private fitness specialists. This track also enables students to continue their education in fields such as Clinical Exercise Physiology, Sport Physiology and Nutrition.