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The sport and fitness industry has experienced dramatic growth over the past 20 years. The need for expertise in exercise science has grown into a discipline where specialization exists in a multidimensional sense.
Exercise science is the perfect major for individuals with a passion for healthy living. Graduates who study exercise science are involved in helping others and are filled with the knowledge and experience it takes to develop customized fitness programs and support for all types of wellness seekers.
The Health, Exercise Science and Sport Management Department (HESM) at Parkside offers a curriculum that provides exercise science majors the possibility of obtaining an education in lifetime wellness and activities. Exercise science certificates are designed to supplement an existing major with career-specific course work and enhance employment opportunities.
Graduates find employment within the sport or fitness fields with numerous types of organizations including amateur and professional sport organizations, educational institutions, health and fitness centers, private and municipal recreation programs, or the sporting-goods industry.
Careers include administration, coaching, marketing, consulting, journalism, personal training, directing fitness facilities, program development, and public relations.
Undergraduate study in exercise science provides preparation for advanced study in such areas as biomechanics, exercise physiology, kinesiology, athletic training, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.
Learn more about the Health, Exercise Science and Sport Management Department at Parkside.