Exercise Physiology studies how the body's structures and functions alter during exercise.
Professionals use exercise physiology principles when training clients to maximize their physical potential. Exercise Physiology students study these principles and apply them to how people acquire, use, and improve motor skill. Students also learn to use physical activity to educate individuals in health, fitness, and sport settings. At the end of the program, students may choose between completing a thesis or independent study.
The Exercise Physiology sequence prepares students to continue on to the doctoral level or enter the field. Potential career opportunities include:
Research and development
Self-employment in the fitness industry
Advanced positions in health, fitness, and wellness settings