Exercise Science

Students may become certified through American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as a health fitness instructor, a certified personal trainer, or a certified strength and condition specialist. Students may work with unique populations or may specialize in strength training, personal training, or strength and conditioning for athletes.

Students learn how to design and administer appropriate strength, power, flexibility, agility, and cardiorespiratory programs based on clients’ goals, needs and abilities.

Students learn how to administer health appraisals, assess client needs, design and administer appropriate programs such as smoking cessation, blood pressure, weight control, and nutrition counseling.

Graduates work in corporate facilities, fitness centers, hospital wellness programs, community centers, or athletic programs.

Watch a video describing the WSU Exercise Science Program!