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Things You Didn't Know About Exercise Science

Have you always wanted to work with athletes? A bachelor’s in Exercise Science from USA is an excellent option for students who want to pursue careers in athletic training, strength and conditioning, or personal training.

 

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What is Exercise Science?

Exercise Science is the study of the human body and its capabilities in terms of movement and physical exertion.


What can I do with a degree in Exercise Science?

After graduating from USA with a degree in Exercise Science, our students are eligible to pursue nationally recognized certifications such as Personal Trainer, Exercise Physiologist, Clinical Exercise Physiologist, and Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Some students may choose to move on to graduate programs such as USA’s doctorate in physical therapy.


Is Exercise Science the same thing as Athletic Training?

There are very few colleges and universities that offer an undergraduate program in Athletic Training, the specific field of study that deals with rehabilitating and preventing athletic injuries. Many students graduate with degrees in Exercise Science and go on to pursue a master’s degree in Athletic Training.


What different kinds of Exercise Science studies are offered at USA?

USA offers two concentrations in Exercise Science: Health-Fitness and Pre-Professional. If you’re more interested in becoming a physical trainer or a strength and conditioning coach, you may want to choose the Health-Fitness concentration, which focuses on educating students in the practical and applied skills relating to conducting health screenings, physical assessments, and encouraging and developing exercise plans for clients. If you believe you will want to pursue a graduate degree like Athletic Training or Physical/Occupational Therapy, the Pre-Professional Concentration will prepare you with the skills necessary for advanced education.


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