Schreiner University’s Exercise Science curriculum provides education in the science of exercise and wellness and includes competency in the skills needed to develop customized exercise programs for people in clinical, health, wellness, and/or athletic settings. It prepares students for a variety of health-related professions and also for graduate school. This major prepares students for national certification in personal training, strength and conditioning, and many other health and fitness pursuits.
An Exercise Science major may seek employment in a number of areas. Jobs exist in the private and public sectors. Some examples include:
Athletic Enhancement Programs
Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Exercise Test Technologist
Working in various phases of Cardiac Rehabilitation
Working within a Corporate Wellness Program
Working for a private company that "farms out" employees to a number of corporations
Private Sports Medicine Clinics
Commercial Health and Fitness Facilities
State and Federal Wellness Programs
Community Health and Fitness Programs
Physician's Private Practice
As you can see the career potential for the Exercise Science major is quite diverse. Success will depend upon their education and their drive to succeed. As the U.S. population continues to age, the number of career opportunities for Exercise Science professional continues to grow.
Left to right, Dr. Kyle Busing, Adam Lopez and Will Ramon ’12 take time to pose during a recent visit to campus in which Lopez underwent fitness testing by Busing and his students. Ramon is Lopez’s strength and conditioning coach.
Will Ramon ’12 is putting his degree in exercise science to great use. Ramon, a strength and conditioning coach, is training professional boxer Adam Lopez for his upcoming fight, which will be broadcast March 13, 2015, on Showtime. Ramon and Lopez recently visited the Schreiner University campus so Lopez could undergo fitness testing by Dr. Kyle Busing and his Exercise Prescription for Special Populations class. The students were able to observe and assist with the testing which included a body composition measurement using the BOD POD and a VO2 max test.
Many of our exercise science and sport management students choose to combine their degree with a career in education and—through Schreiner’s unique 5th Year Distinguished Educators—have the opportunity to complete their Master’s Degree in only three additional semesters. This curriculum is a hybrid curriculum utilizing both online and in-class experiences. Many students leave this program with additional certification in areas such as ESL, Bi-Lingual, Special Education, or content specializations like Physical Education.