EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCE MAJOR
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Through coursework, research, and practice, the Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science (EXSS) prepares students for entry into this dynamic and growing field. Students in the EXSS program acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities of effective beginning professionals. Students study scientific and foundational content of human movement, engage in scholarly inquiry, and apply knowledge and theory to practice.
Graduates of the EXSS major are trained to assess, design, and implement individual and group exercise programs for healthy individuals as well as those with chronic disease. They are skilled in evaluating health behaviors and risk factors, conducting fitness assessments, writing appropriate exercise prescriptions, and motivating individuals to modify negative health habits and maintain positive lifestyle behaviors. The exercise and sport science professional has demonstrated competence as a leader in university, corporate, commercial, or community settings in which their clients participate in movement and fitness-related activities. They are also prepared for advanced study in allied health or medical-related fields (e.g. physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation). Students will complete their undergraduate education with a full-time internship experience (9-12 credit hours) and will have the opportunity to sit for a nationally recognized certification exam (ACSM Health Fitness Specialist).
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528
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Dr. Gibson Darden