These curricula prepare students for careers in the recreation, leisure, and health fields in positions requiring thorough professional preparation and sound management skills. Bachelor degrees are offered in the following areas:
The Athletic Training Degree prepares you for a career in athletic training and to sit for the National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA) Board of Certification Exam. To become a NATA Certified Trainer (ATC), you must fulfill specific academic and clinical placement requirements. This is a certified degree program.
An Exercise Science Degree focuses on developing an understanding of the physiological and psychological consequences of exercise in various populations and applying this knowledge to fitness, clinical and research settings. Students are prepared for careers in these areas, through a curriculum emphasizing skill development in the critical areas of exercise testing and exercise prescription. Course work involves the study of physiology, pathophysiology, sports medicine, laboratory procedures, research methods, exercise psychology and computer applications.
A Parks and Recreation Degree emphasizes knowledge and skills related to managing natural resources and providing opportunities for outdoor recreation enthusiasts. An associate's degree in Natural Resources Technology is included in the degree requirements..
A Sport and Recreation Management Degree focuses upon opportunities for employment in sports, commercial, resort, industrial, military, governmental and volunteer-based recreation settings. A business minor is included within this degree.
The Health Fitness Specialist Degree prepares you to become certified through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as a Health Fitness Instructor.