Students in the combined BS/MS pre-physical therapy concentration develop a strong foundation in anatomy, physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, neuroscience, 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 and encouraged to take 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 and through completion of a 6-credit internship at a site of their choosing. The BS/MS in ES provides students with the opportunity to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. Students are well-prepared for positions in health/fitness, cardiac rehab, injury prevention, wellness, and strength and conditioning.