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Exercise Science

Exercise Science Major

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.

Real Opportunities
One professor reminds students: "This is a science degree. It's not physical education. You'll need to have a good science background in math, chemistry, and physics. Get prepared and get good grades in those courses and then follow your passion."
Amazing Results
Erick Azmus ('12) faced many injuries participating in sports, and that is what attracted him to pursue exercise science. "I love sports and want to be part of it," he said. "Why not help athletes like myself to stay healthy?" Erick took part in an internship with an exercise science professor in the plyometrics lab. "I'm pleased with my education and I have learned a lot with all the professors," he said. "It's a great atmosphere. I enjoyed getting to know professors who are passionate about what they do. It made me want to work harder."
Contact Information
Contact Info

William Miller
Phone: (262) 595-2308

900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345

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