Program Coordinator :
Dr. Julia dos Santos
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
308 Colebank Hall
The program is a 33-credit hour program designed to prepare professionals to have the knowledge, skills, and leadership to address both healthy and unhealthy populations through exercise prescription and educational programming. Graduates are prepared: a) to address chronic health problems (e.g., obesity, diabetes, heart disease) through education, exercise, and lifestyle change; b) to use physiological and pedagogical skills to improve athletic and non-athletic performance. In the fourth semester (last semester), there are options of doing an internship or a thesis. 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: