Exercise Science, B.S. - CCSU

Exercise Science, B.S.

This program is offered by the Physical Education & Human Performance Department

Program Description

CCSU's Exercise Science program trains students to be leaders in physical activity, exercise, and allied-health related professions through academic, practical, and research experiences. Students are prepared for employment in the fitness industry, including corporate wellness and strength and conditioning centers. This rigorous program also allows students to transition seamlessly into a graduate program or professional health-care degree program. Students are given the necessary cognitive and practical experiences for exercise physiology certification by the American College of Sports Medicine and certified strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. The Exercise Science program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs and is an NSCA Education Recognized Program.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate the ability to acquire knowledge, skills and abilities in exercise prescription and programming.
  2. Students will demonstrate ability to acquire and apply the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) in exercise physiology and related exercise science.
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to acquire knowledge, skills and abilities in health appraisal, fitness and clinical exercise testing.
  4. Students will demonstrate the ability to acquire knowledge, skills and abilities in nutrition and weight management.
  5. Students will demonstrate the ability to acquire knowledge, skills and abilities in program administration, quality assurance, and outcome assessment.
  6. Students will demonstrate the ability to acquire knowledge, skills and abilities in safety, injury prevention, and emergency procedures.
  7. Students will demonstrate the ability to acquire and apply the knowledge, skills and abilities in pathophysiology and risk factors.
  8. Students will demonstrate the ability to acquire knowledge, skills and abilities in human behavior and counseling.
  9. Students will demonstrate the ability to acquire knowledge, skills and abilities in electrocardiography and diagnostic techniques.
  10. Students will demonstrate the ability to acquire knowledge, skills and abilities in patient management and medications.