Redefining the Classroom
  • Better Health

    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.

    Why Students Choose LSSU

    • LSSU maintains a small student to professor ratio, with all classes being lead by faculty. Class sizes are capped at 20 students.
    • The Exercise Science program has a long history of graduate school placement, including an articulation agreement, guaranteeing “priority” interview status with the Doctoral of Physical Therapy program in the newly formed Central Michigan University / Michigan Technological University consortium.
    • The Exercise Science program focuses on the application of evidence-based practices, approved through the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Hands on experience are stressed throughout the program.
    • The inclusion of both a Senior Research Project and an extensive internship process set the Exercise Science program apart from their peers across the region, providing outstanding placement opportunities post graduation.
    • Graduating students will posses both a Bachelor of Science and Associates of Science degree upon completion of the program. A Health and Fitness Specialist Associates degree is embedded in the program, strengthening resume development.
    • The Exercise Science program works directly with Athletics and Campus Recreation, providing students with the opportunity to develop professional employment training while under the tutelage of both faculty and professional staff in those departments.

    Exercise Science prepares majors to work in professional settings, including hospitals, educational facilities, private fitness facilities, medically based fitness facilities, human performance training centers, research facilities, and corporations. An integral part of academic preparation includes a required 400 - 600 hour internship, where students perform hands-on training in their chosen career concentrations. Upon graduation, students are prepared and qualified to test for certification through the following nationally recognized agencies:

    • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
      • Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist
      • Certified Personal Trainer
      • Certified Exercise Physiologist
    • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
      • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
      • Certified Personal Trainer
    • National Academy of Sports Medicine
      • Corrective Exercise Specialist
      • Performance Enhancement Specialist
      • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Degrees

    Our program focuses on the application of evidence-based practices, approved through the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Hands on experience are stressed throughout the program. Graduating students will posses both a Bachelor of Science and Associates of Science degree upon completion of the program. A Health and Fitness Specialist Associates degree is embedded in the program, strengthening resume development.

    Careers

    We have a long history of graduate school placement, including an articulation agreement, guaranteeing “priority” interview status with the Doctoral of Physical Therapy program in the newly formed Central Michigan University / Michigan Technological University consortium. Our program works directly with Athletics and Campus Recreation, providing students with the opportunity to develop professional employment training while under the tutelage of both faculty and professional staff in those departments.

    • Certified Exercise Physiologist
    • Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist
    • Health and Fitness Management
    • Health Promotions
    • Personal Fitness Trainer
    • Sport/Fitness Program Director
    • Strength and Conditioning Specialist
    • Worksite Wellness/Corporate Fitness Manager
    • Graduate School preparation for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Kinesiology

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