Exercise Science Concentration

The Exercise Science concentration prepares students to serve as leaders of fitness, health and conditioning programs in corporate, commercial, university and clinical settings that provide exercise programming for apparently healthy individuals and those with chronic disease. Career paths include exercise physiologist, corporate fitness director, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation specialist, strength and conditioning specialist and wellness director. Additionally, the exercise science concentration prepares students for graduate study in exercise science or athletic training and offers an excellent option for those students who want to obtain the pre-requisites for post-graduate study in physical therapy, occupational therapy and medicine.  A minimum grade of “C” is required for all HPEX courses and Electives.  Students cannot use more than one HPEX course (3 credits) from the Health Science Core as an elective.  All students must attempt a department-approved national certification examination prior to graduation.

See the VCU Bulletin for the most complete description of course requirements: Program of Study: Exercise Science

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