Lake Superior State University
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Alum Success

"LSSU prepared me for my career in a variety of ways, by exposing me to a wide range of ideas and areas of focus within my field, by developing the independent thinking and curiosity that would be required to pursue graduate work, and by fostering the confidence that I could make it happen. LSSU really did put the foundation under my aspirations; in fact, it allowed me to develop these aspirations in the first place."

Christopher Fink, PhD
Assistant Professor and Department Chair, Physical Education Department, Ohio Wesleyan University

Exercise Science (& Health Fitness)

Many of our graduates are sought after because of their LSSU education

Around the world, scores of people participate in some sort of exercise, sports, or physical activity. They are overcoming excuses and realizing numerous benefits that one can achieve from undertaking physical activity on a regular basis. Exercise is important to keep both your body and mind in top condition..

Better Health

Our Exercise Science program prepares you to work in a professional settings, including hospitals, educational facilities, private and public fitness facilities, research facilities and corporations. An integral part of our education is our internships, where our students perform hands-on training in their concentration. Upon graduation, students are prepared and qualify to test for certification through the following nationally recognized agencies:

  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
    • Certified Personal Trainer
    • Health / Fitness Instructor
    • Exercise Specialist
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
    • Certified Personal Trainer
    • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist


  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Stress Test Technologist
  • Exercise Specialist
  • Corporate Fitness Manager
  • Worksite Wellness Coordinator
  • Personal Trainer
  • Strength & Conditioning Specialist/Coach & Researcher

Average Starting Salary of LSSU Graduates*

  • $29,700
  • $20,070

*Based on survey of 2004-2006 LSSU graduates

Note: These figures include students in graduate school

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Kiwanis Scholastic Award...

Alpena, Michigan

The annual citation goes to a senior athlete who achieves the highest academic competence. Amanda Pieczynski, from Alpena, Michigan, is an exercise science major with a 3.9GPA.

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