School of Recreation Studies and Exercise Science
These curricula prepare students for
careers in the recreationn, leisure, and health fields in positions requiring thorough
professional preparation and sound management skills. Bachelor degrees are offered
in the following areas:
Training Degree prepares you for a career in athletic training and to sit
for the National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA) Board of Certification
Exam. To become a NATA Certified Trainer (ATC), you must fulfill specific academic
and clinical placement requirements. This is a certified degree program.
An Exercise Science
Degree focuses on developing an understanding of the physiological and psychological
consequences of exercise in various populations and applying this knowledge
to fitness, clinical and research settings. Students are prepared for careers
in these areas, through a curriculum emphasizing skill development in the critical
areas of exercise testing and exercise prescription. Course work involves the
study of physiology, pathophysiology, sports medicine, laboratory procedures,
research methods, exercise psychology and computer applications.
A Parks and Recreation
Degree emphasizes knowledge and skills related to managing natural resources
as providing opportunities for outdoor recreation enthusiasts. Within this curriculum,
opportunities are available to acquire an associate's degree in natural resources
A Sport and Recreation
Management Degree focuses upon opportunities for employment in commercial,
resort, industrial, military, governmental and volunteer-based recreation settings.
A business minor is included within this degree.
The Health Fitness Specialist
Degree prepares you to become certified through the American College of
Sports Medicine (ACSM) as a health fitness instructor.