Applied Exercise Science and Health Undergraduate Bulletin
The students in their junior year are provided the opportunity to choose a concentration that will further their career preparation in their specific area of focus. Students will choose between four concentrations, 1) Clinical Applied Exercise Science, 2) Sport Performance and Fitness Leadership, 3) Sport and Fitness Management and 4) Community Health.
Students pursuing the Clinical Applied Exercise Science concentration will have advanced courses preparing them for careers that include but are not limited to Cardiac Rehabilitation, Medically Supervised Fitness, Gerontology, Etc.
Students pursuing the Sport Performance and Fitness Leadership concentration will take advanced course work that will provide them with skills and knowledge to be successful in a variety of potential careers including, Strength and Conditioning, Personal Training, Group Exercise Instruction, Sport Specific Training. Students will have courses that prepare them to take certification exams that include the NSCA – CSCS, NSCA – CPT, ACSM GEI, which assist in future employment opportunities.
Students pursuing the Sport and Fitness Management concentration will prepare for careers in sport administration, sport marketing, and for-profit and non-profit fitness management. Their additional courses were selected in consultation with the NMU business department. These courses will provide them with the necessary courses to pursue a MBA at NMU if desired.
Students pursuing the Community Health concentration will prepare for careers in Health Education that are both for-profit and non-profit. Students will also be prepared for graduate programs including those with a public or community health emphasis. Students will take advanced courses designed to prepare students to earn the Master Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) which will increase their employability.
For employment information in some areas of health and fitness, please see:
- National Wellness Institute
- NSCA Career Center and here
- ACSM Career Center
- National Academy of Sport Medicine
- Health Prof jobs and here for career ideas
- Careers in Sport Science and here and here
- Health Fitness and here
- Premiere Health Fitness
- Holistic Health and here
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
To learn more about the requirements to earn a degree in Applied Exercise Science and Health, please see the NMU Undergraduate Bulletin.