BOC Pass Rate

Fields 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 3 yr aggregate
Number of students graduating from program. 0 10 6 5 21
Number of students graduating from program who took examination. 0 10 6 4 20
Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 0 8 6 4 18
Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 0 80 100 100 90
Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 0 9 6 4 19
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 0 90 100 100 95

Class of 2013

Athletic Training 

Anthony Moon, ATC Head  athletic trainer at Lawton High School; pursuing a master's degree in athletic training at California University of Pennsylvania
Luke Murray, ATC
Lauren Rao, ATC Attending the University of Virginia as a graduate assistant
Elaine Starkey, ATC  Beginning an internship at Mary Free Bed Hospital
Anthony Wash  Attending Wayne State University to pursue a master's degree in exercise physiology

 

Exercise Science

Daniel Bloom Assistant baseball coach at Muskegon Community College; hitting and catching coach for Extra Innings; facilities manager for Marsh Baseball Field
Angela Fracassa Attending the Pennsylvania College of Optometry
David Garr Exercise specialist with Advanced Physical Therapy Center
Ross Hall Personal trainer and speed and agility coach with Hype Athletics
Kristin Nelson Attending Chiropractic School at the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL
Shane O'Mara Attending physical therapy school at Central Michigan University
Kaitlin Sharp Working on her bachelor's degree in nursing at Oakland University
Samantha (Stanek) Underwood Attending physical therapy school at the University of Michigan-Flint
Amanda Weaver Earning her master's degree in clinical exercise science at Ball State University in Muncie, IN

 

 

 

Class of 2012

Athletic Training

Tyler Floyd, ATC
Erin Giannotta, ATC Attending Western Michigan University as a graduate assistant
Chase Kreger, MS, ATC Head athletic trainer at Novi High School
Nate Lutz, ATC  Attending graduate school as a graduate assistant at Mississippi State University
Heidi Smithingell, ATC Athletic trainer with Mid-Michigan Health Center and Freeland Community School District
Caitlin Wright, ATC  Athletic trainer at Spectrum Health

 

Exercise Science

Alex Harris Attending graduate school in exercise physiology at Michigan State University
Mike LeGrow Attending the Post-Bachelors Teacher Education Program at Saginaw Valley State University
Carl Wharam Fitness specialist/personal trainer/group exercise instructor at Chelsea and Manchester Wellness Centers

Exercise Science

Assistant professor Heather Betz with her exercise science class.Assistant professor Heather Betz with her exercise science class.

The exercise science major is one of the fastest growing majors on campus. It provides students with the knowledge of how the human body reacts and adapts to exercise. Students are taught how to improve fitness, human performance, and health promotion by applying basic science to health- and fitness-related problems through fitness assessment and exercise prescription.

Job opportunities for exercise science majors include personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, and cardiac rehabilitation. Graduates of the program frequently attend graduate or professional schools or work in health- and fitness-related settings. They may also pursue careers in allied health professions like physician assistant, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. Students who complete a degree in exercise science are also able to sit for certifications by the American College of Sports Medicine. There is an extensive array of athletic training and exercise science equipment available within the program's athletic training facilities and Human Movement Lab, respectively.