Lake Superior State University
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Alum Success

My education at Lake State taught me not only the basics of exercise science and health and wellness but prepared me for my future research career. I became involved in national organizations, improved my networking skills to create working relationships, and ended up with an amazing paid internship that turned into a 3-year research professional position at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA. Now in graduate school pursuing a doctorate degree at Virginia Tech, I rely on the knowledge I acquired at Lake State and put it to practice daily while discussing health-related topics in class or conducting obesity and inflammation research in our laboratory.

Elaina Marinik
Exercise Science Alum,
Graduate Student,
Virginia Tech.

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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