Redefining the Classroom

Exercise Science Program

Jody Susi, Assistant Professor, Exercise Science
Phone: (906)635-2624 Email:

Eric Statt, Assistant Professor, Exercise Science
Phone: (906) 635-2554 Email:

Internship Packet Information




A wide variety of entry level career opportunities exist for the student prepared in exercise science.

  • Rehabilitation Specialist – Works in conjunction with other medical personnel to provide rehabilitation services for cardiac patients, pulmonary patients and other clinical populations suffering from life-style related illnesses.
  • Stress Test Technologist – employed in hospital, clinical and university settings to administer fitness testing and fitness activities for a variety of populations and within diverse testing conditions.
  • Sport/Fitness Program Director – manages commercial, private or public club settings.
  • Sport/Fitness Business Specialist – market and demonstrates new sport and exercise equipment within a commercial context.
  • Personal Fitness Trainer – develops and provides individualized exercise program, either privately or in fitness club setting.


  • Likes working with people
  • Values a physically active life-style
  • Have good communication skills
  • Possess critical thinking skills
  • Has a high level of manual dexterity


  • A Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science prepares you to work in a variety of professional settings, ranging from corporate fitness to hospital clinical to educator and trainer.
  • Upon graduation, students are prepared and qualify to sit for both American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) certification.
  • A semester internship is required for this degree.