Our programs prepare you for some of the fastest growing fields in health care.
The exercise science program prepares students for graduate and professional training in a wide range of fitness and medical professions. Students will develop the skills that are critical in the growing fields of health, fitness, medicine and rehabilitation.
Students in this major will learn the importance exercise science in various career settings such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, sports psychology, motor behavior, nutrition, athletic training, and sports medicine. They will explore the relationship between structure and function of the various body systems as they pertain to exercise and athletics. Students will study the physiological responses and adaptations to exercise as they relate to the following: neuromuscular, metabolic, circulatory, and respiratory pathways.
Upon graduation, students will be equipped to enter a variety of professional setting such as sport and wellness programs, community recreational agencies, hospitals and clinics, and both private and corporate agencies. This major also prepares students who wish to pursue advanced education in; athletic training, exercise physiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, personal training, wellness coaching, athletic coaching or athletic management.
- Each health sciences major is based in the liberal arts, providing a well-rounded education that prepares students to think critically and analyze more effectively.
- Majors within the department of health sciences share a core set of classes, giving students a better opportunity to select the major that is right for them.
- Each program includes advising that will introduce students to multiple career opportunities within health care and the health sciences.
- Cedar Crest has an average 9:1 student to faculty ratio, allowing for more personalized attention.
- Each program requires at least one externship and encourages internships, giving students the practical experience they need to find success in their chosen field.
Dianne M. Babbitt, Ph.D.
Chair, Health Sciences
610-606-4666 ext. 3609