Exercise Science

Students may become certified through American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as a health fitness instructor, a certified personal trainer, or a certified strength and condition specialist.

Students may work with unique populations or may specialize in strength training, personal training or strength and conditioning for athletes.

Students learn how to design and administer appropriate strength, power, flexibility, agility and cardiorespiratory programs based on clients’ goals, needs and abilities.

Students learn how to administer health appraisals, assess client needs, design and administer appropriate programs such as smoking cessation, blood pressure, weight control and nutrition counseling.

Graduates work in corporate facilities, fitness centers, hospital wellness programs, community centers or athletic programs.

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The following information complies with Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v) through the U.S. Department of Education:

WSU’s Exercise Science program curriculum meets state educational requirements in the states/jurisdictions of: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, District of Columbia.

Last updated on July 1, 2021.