Combine a scientific foundation with hands-on skills. Help everyone–from elite athletes to patients recovering from surgery–to live healthier and happier lives.
Study how the human body works, and how it reacts and adapts to exercise. Learn to assess and improve fitness, human performance, and health by applying basic science to these areas in a variety of courses and experiences.
Our department will prepare you with a solid foundation in science, and the hands-on experience to put everything you’re learning into action. You’ll learn the science behind the human body and how it moves and functions and take courses in nutrition, anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology.
You’ll prepare for a rewarding career working as a personal trainer, a strength and conditioning coach, or in cardiac rehabilitation facilities. Our graduates frequently attend graduate or professional schools and go onto careers as physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, physician assistants, chiropractors, nurses, dieticians, clinical exercise physiologists, and physicians.
In our courses, you’ll study nutrition, anatomy, biomechanics and physiology. You’ll learn the science behind the human body and how it moves and functions. Explore courses offered by our department and courses accepted for transfer credit.