The major in exercise science prepares students for entry-level positions in academic, clinical, corporate, commercial, and community settings that offer exercise programs for health and fitness, performance enhancement, injury prevention and rehabilitation. The curriculum follows the knowledge, skills, and abilities set forth by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the recommendations of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Students will exit the program highly prepared to complete future certification exams either the ACSM Health Fitness Specialist and/or the NSCA Certified Strength or Conditioning Specialist. There are currently four distinct academic tracks for students to choose from: a) general exercise science, b) strength and conditioning, c) pre-occupational therapy, and d) pre-physical therapy. This major is also designed to prepare student to continue their education at the graduate level.