What can I do with an Exercise Science degree?
There are a variety of career paths that can be pursued with an Exercise Science degree. Many students will use this degree as a stepping stone to graduate school. Common graduate programs include physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, exercise physiology, dietetics, and physician assistant. Students who are interested in entering the career field after the completion of their bachelor’s degree are prepared for opportunities in adapted sports and recreation, cardiac rehabilitation, coaching, community wellness, corporate wellness, exercise administration, personal training, sport performance enhancement, strength and conditioning, and wellness jobs.
What research opportunities exist within the Exercise Science program?
There are a variety of opportunities for students to participate in the research process. Students are able to act as volunteers, interns, and student workers in the Exercise Performance Nutrition Laboratory (EPNL). There are independent research and research internship options for students who are interested in earning college credit for their work in the lab. Students also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of studies conducted by exercise science faculty and graduate students.
What internship/professional development opportunities exist within the Exercise Science program?
Students are required to complete a minimum of 150 hours of internship in their final semester of the program. However, the exercise science program actively encourages students to pursue opportunities throughout their time at Lindenwood. There are a variety of on- and off-campus job opportunities, volunteer opportunities, job shadowing, professional conferences, and other opportunities to develop as a young professional.
What does it mean when a degree in exercise science is from an accredited program?
Accreditation establishes standards and guidelines to ensure students who graduate from the program are employable in the health, fitness, and exercise industries.
Why is the Exercise Science Program at Lindenwood not accredited?
The field of exercise science has not yet embraced a unified accreditation system. Unified accreditation has been done in many other related fields such as athletic training, dietetics, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. However, due to the lack of unification, accreditation of an exercise science program does not currently provide significant benefits to accredited programs or graduates of accredited programs.