The Exercise Science Program became one of the first six schools in the nation to receive accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP), the largest programmatic accreditor in the health-sciences field. The program is also endorsed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.


Transform individuals into a team of critically thinking scientists prepared for success in a variety of graduate studies and professions in health, wellness and fitness.


Professional Interaction and Communication:
To interact and communicate effectively by presenting information in oral, written, and technology formats; collaborating with professionals and peers; expressing ideas clearly; and giving and receiving feedback.

Professional Competence:
To utilize knowledge, skills, and abilities to evaluate health behavior and risk factors; develop, implement, and evaluate exercise and wellness programs, and employ behavioral strategies to motivate individuals to adopt and maintain positive lifestyle behaviors.

Professional Ethics and Conduct:
To demonstrate behavior that preserves the integrity of a profession, prevents misrepresentation, and protects the consumer.

Professional and Personal Development:
To continuously improve knowledge, skills, and abilities and to uphold a professional image through actions and appearance.

Critical Thinkng:
To demonstrate clear and accurate reasoning to make decisions and solve problems.