Health and Exercise Science, B.S.

This program in the Department of Exercise Science examines all aspects of human performance including a background in natural sciences, human physiology, anatomy, metabolic and muscular systems, and research and testing protocols. Three tracks in general health and exercise science, pre-physical therapy, and a 3+3 program with SUNY Upstate Medical University allow students to specialize their degree to their further career goals.

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Exercise Science, M.S.

The master’s program in exercise science is designed to train students for positions in hospitals and in corporate and private agencies that provide fitness and wellness programming and rehabilitative exercise programs. An emphasis on research in applied physiology also prepares students for doctoral programs in exercise science. Students in exercise science have the opportunity for supplemental study in areas such as nutrition, health promotion, and sports medicine. Because exercise science is functionally related to physical education, physical educators with provisional/initial teaching certification may use graduate study in exercise science to obtain permanent/professional teaching certification.

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Science Education, Ph.D. (Exercise Physiology concentration)

A Ph.D. in Science Education with a concentration in Exercise Physiology is also offered in conjunction with the Department of Exercise Science and the School of Education, giving students active experience in research on chronic disease, improvement through physical activity, and foundations in basic sciences. This dual program is highly ranked by the National Academy of Kinesiology.

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Exercise Science Minor

Students in this minor will gain a deeper understanding of human and physiological function and anatomy to be able to illustrate how metabolic, muscle, cardiovascular, and pulmonary systems underlie human physical performance. Students will show familiarity with basic exercise testing protocols that are used to measure human performance in the laboratory.

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