Campus News 2006

For Immediate Release
May 23, 2006

Schreiner University Exercise Science Program Receives American College of Sports Medicine Endorsement

American College of Sports Medicine Schreiner University’s Exercise Science Program is now one of the select programs endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine.

The ACSM is considered the gold standard in health and fitness certifications and professional memberships.

Schreiner University assistant professor of exercise science, Dr. Ben Snyder said the certification process began last fall.

“Our students can be confident that they are going through a program that prepares them very well for a career in fitness,” Snyder said.

Following a review of more than 40 programs, ACSM endorsed Schreiner’s program curriculum as meeting the academic standards needed to prepare students for health, fitness and or clinical exercise training and positions.

Synder said another advantage to students is that the program’s curriculum covers the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to prepare them for the ACSM certification examination.

“They will walk out of here ready to take this exam and be certified,” he said.

This prestigious endorsement creates a pathway for Schreiner to offer students unique benefits, including: feedback from ACSM on student performance, including examination scores and knowledge; skills and abilities required for health and fitness certification; and unique professional development opportunities for students and faculty through ACSM programs.

The American College of Sports Medicine is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. More than 20,000 international, national and regional members are dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide education and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.

Schreiner University is an independent coeducational liberal arts university related by choice and by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). For more information, visit our Web site at or call the Office of Admission at (830) 792-7217.  

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