Exercise Science is the systematic study of the mechanisms underlying human movement exercise, and physical activity. Sub-disciplines include human anatomy, physiology, neuroscience, psychology, motor control and biomechanics. An individual studying exercise science should have a strong interest in applying scientific principles to a variety of human movement, exercise and physical activity settings.
The Exercise Science program is dedicated to developing a student’s critical thinking skills, capacity to solve problems and the ability to apply theoretical concepts and contribute to the existing body of knowledge. The abilities are addressed in classroom and laboratory settings as well as practicum, internship and independent research opportunities.
An Exercise Science degree prepares students for careers in a variety of areas related to human movement, exercise and physical activity. The career possibilities for an individual with an exercise science background and appropriate graduate study include many fields in health and medicine such as cardiac rehabilitation, physical therapy, dietetics, occupational therapy, medicine and chiropractics. The Exercise Science graduate may also pursue careers or advanced studies in disciplines including, but not limited to, corporate wellness, strength and conditioning, public health, personal training, applied physiology, psychology, bioengineering and related areas of research.
Mentors for the GSK Women in Science Scholars Program connected with their mentees and visited a biotechnology class on Nov. 5.
A head injury in 2003 ended Chris Nowinski’s career with WWE and led him to co-found an institute “dedicated to solving the sports concussion crisis through education, policy, and research.”
Elon leaders announced Monday that Eric Hall, a professor of exercise science, was named the Japheth E. Rawls Professor for Undergraduate Research in Science.
High school students in the university’s college access and success program met Thursday with current Elon students taking part in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience.
Students from across campus shared their innovative and entrepreneurial ideas to compete for $800 in SEED money to take their ideas and make them a reality.
Bixby has recently been named to a committee for one of the leading organizations in Exercise Science.