Exercise Science

Prepare for a career in health and fitness facilities, medical fitness or physical therapy with an Exercise Science degree. Cutting-edge facilities and state-of-the-art laboratory equipment will provide you with the hands-on experience you need to pursue a successful career in the health and fitness industry and prepare for graduate studies.

Program Highlights

GROWING DEMAND

for experts in fitness for preventative medicine

PRACTICAL PREPARATION

for medical and professional school

SMALL CLASS SIZES WITH EXPERT FACULTY AND FACILITIES

Faculty are committed to the student’s success and are readily available for questions and assistance. The state-of-the-art facilities promote excellent lab and research experience.

PREPARE FOR YOUR CAREER

Prepare for graduate degree programs or health professional programs in athletic training, sports psychology, physical therapy, and more.

INTEGRATE YOUR CHRISTIAN FAITH WITH SCIENCE

Faculty have dialogue with students on key scientific issues and faith during our Faith and Science Lunch Discussions, Barnes Symposium, and selected courses. Students also have opportunities within the community to serve through the Math and Science Club.

B.S. Program Credits: 124

General Education: 60

Major/Concentration: 62

Standard Completion Time
Four Year Program


Accreditation
Middle States Commission on Higher Education

What Will I Learn?

Students will take foundational coursework that includes general chemistry, general biology, human anatomy & physiology, and principles of nutrition. Specialized courses include exercise science, exercise testing, athletic injury prevention, and analysis of human motion.

Acquire the knowledge and experience necessary to obtain professional certification from nationally recognized organizations, including:

  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Council on Exercise
  • American Academy of Health and Fitness Professionals

Where Can It Take Me?

Fitness Specialist Options

  • Personal Trainer
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Sports Management
  • Sports Psychology
  • Recreational Therapist

Pre-Health Profession Options

  • Chiropractor
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physical Therapist
  • Prosthetist
  • Registered Dietician

Graduate Schools

  • Columbia University
  • D'Youville College
  • Penn State University
  • Rutgers University
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Delaware
  • Virginia Commonwealth University

Who Will I Meet?

faculty

Dr. Peter LaCelle, Professor of Biology and Exercise Science Program Director

“Roberts is in the unique position to offer education in the area of Exercise Science from a Christian perspective, a particularly important consideration for students desiring to make an impact in fields from health assessment and therapy to athletic training and performance, fields that involve a great deal of intimate client interaction, and represent populations in both physical and emotional need.” To read more about Dr. LaCelle, click here.

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Crothers Science & Nursing Center

naturalsciencemath@roberts.edu

(585) 594-6310

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