What You’ll Learn
The Exercise Science Major is one of only 18 programs in the country that is both accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and endorsed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
In the Exercise Science program, you’ll gain a detailed understanding of the physiological responses to exercise. You’ll have both academic and active learning experiences that will teach you to design and implement exercise programs for a wide breadth of populations.
Our comprehensive curriculum provides you the opportunity to participate in Experiential Learning, where you will perform physiological assessments, design individualized exercise programs, and help clients achieve their goals.
Our exercise science students choose between two concentrations, Exercise for Health Promotion or Strength and Conditioning.
You’ll perform a group research study and complete a supervised internship. We have affiliations with over 300 off-campus internship sites.Curriculum & Learning Outcomes
To join this program, you’ll first enter the University as an Exercise Science Intent. Once you meet all of the following criteria, you will automatically be transitioned to an Exercise Science major.
- Complete at least 12 credits at SUNY Brockport
- Have at least a 2.5 overall GPA
- Complete PES 335 with a “C+” or better (typically taken first semester sophomore year)
Become a Specialist
Further your specialty in the field of exercise science when choosing one of our two concentrations, Exercise for Health Promotion or Strength and Conditioning.
Exercise for Health Promotion students work with the general population or may choose to work in a clinical environment, such as cardiac rehabilitation. Strength and Conditioning students will typically will work with athletes and have a strong focus on resistance training.
Continue your education with our 3+3 Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program. This collaborative program with Upstate Medical University, allows you to complete both your undergraduate degree from SUNY Brockport and your physical therapy doctoral degree in just six years.
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Career OutlookOur program enjoys a 1-year post graduation placement of 97.4% (employed in their field or enrolled in a graduate program). Employers of our recent graduates report a 100% satisfaction rating.
An exercise science degree can lead to a variety of careers. Our students have gone on to work as:
- Strength and conditioning coaches
- Managers of fitness facilities
- Personal trainers
- Corporate fitness directors
- Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation specialists
Our graduates also use our degree to launch themselves into graduate schools for advanced degrees in fields like:
- Athletic Training
- Physician assistant
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
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