Program Contact :
Dr. Julia dos Santos
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
308 Colebank Hall
The Masters of Education in Exercise Science, Fitness and Wellness program is a 36 credit hour program designed to prepare professionals who have the knowledge, skills, and leadership to address chronic health problems (e.g., obesity, diabetes, heart disease) through education, exercise, and lifestyle change. Students in the program examine the scientific (anatomical, biomechanical, and physiological) and theoretical basis that underlie effective programs for improved fitness, performance, disease prevention, and improved quality of life outcomes.
Program graduates are well-prepared to
Graduates of the M.Ed. in Exercise Science, Fitness, and Wellness program can pursue positions in athletic programs, fitness centers, hospital and corporate-based wellness programs, rehabilitation centers, and other settings. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers related to the field of exercise science are growing. Some examples of jobs from the Occupational Handbook Outlook include: