Our programs prepare you for some of the fastest growing fields in health care.
Students in the exercise science program prepare themselves for graduate and professional training in a wide range of fitness and medical professions and will develop skills that are critical in the growing fields of health, fitness, medicine and rehabilitation.
Students will be equipped to enter a variety of settings such as sport and wellness programs, community recreational agencies, hospitals and clinics, and private and corporate agencies. Additionally, students will be prepared for advanced education in occupational therapy, physical therapy, and other fields related to exercise and health science these include Athletic Trainer, Exercise Physiology, Personal Trainer/Wellness Coaching, Health and Wellness Director, and Cardiac Rehabilitation/Rehabilitation Therapist.
Upon graduation, students in this major will have an understanding of the basic principles of exercise science, biology, human anatomy and physiology, and kinesiology as they relate to physical activity and exercise. They will understand nutrition and human behavior as they apply to strategies of enhancing exercise and health behaviors while also having the ability to facilitate and understand fitness and exercise assessments. Students will be taught to think critically and problem solve while interpreting research findings and data analysis.
- 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 a dedicated health professions advisor who 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 internship, giving students the practical experience they need to find success in their chosen field.
Amy J. Reese
Interim Chair, Health Sciences
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
610-606-4666 ext. 3517