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.
Historians are always asking these questions:
How did people live in the past?
What forces and factors shaped their lives?
How did their choices shape the world we live in today?
The History Department at Albion College seeks to foster creative and analytical thinkers who are interested in questions of how human societies change over time.
History students learn to discern the institutional, ideological, and material conditions that shape the ways in which people interact with one another, whether in the context of a given society or across societies. They learn that prevailing historical explanations are themselves subject to questioning and refashioning, and they become aware of how different explanations influence present-day perceptions.
By analyzing primary and secondary sources and by communicating the results of their analysis in compelling, cogent prose, students also learn to become active participants in the writing and critiquing of history itself.
We hope you continue to explore our department offerings, and please contact us if you have any questions.
Through an ethnic studies-related internship or off-campus experience, students gain hands-on experience with other racial or ethnic communities. The internship or experience may be completed in ethnic communities elsewhere in the United States or in study and research in ancestral communities or multi-ethnic communities outside the United States.
Upon returning to Albion, students schedule an appointment with ethnic studies faculty and submit an evaluation and journal report describing their experience and how it has enhanced their multicultural understanding of the world.
Students, working in consultation with the program chair, are encouraged to explore a variety of options for the internship experience.
Knowledge of ethnic traditions and ethnic relations is sought after in many fields, including but not limited to politics, social services, business, law, medicine, and psychology-related careers. This demand recognizes both that America is an increasingly multicultural society and that business people and professionals need to know these multiple groups in order to serve them better.
The Department of Ethnic Studies and Career and Internship Center look forward to assisting students as they consider options to pursue after their Albion careers.