Students in the Applied Exercise Physiology concentration develop a strong foundation in anatomy, physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, strength and conditioning, exercise assessment and prescription, and nutrition through rigorous coursework. The science-based curriculum prepares graduates to work with individuals across the lifespan to promote healthy lifestyle changes through basic interventions and referrals. Graduates are well prepared to pass a national certification exam, such as the ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-EP) or the NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with faculty on ongoing research projects. The Exercise Science BS – Applied Exercise Physiology concentration is suited for students who plan to pursue graduate study in exercise or sport science or seek positions as exercise science professionals, such as strength and conditioning coaches, exercise specialists, sport performance specialists, and clinical exercise physiologists.