The Exercise Science & Health Promotion major is science-based and provides students with training for careers that follow the present and future trends for health awareness and wellness.
The content of this program focuses on physical activity as a preventative discipline in maintaining good health, cardiovascular stamina, muscular strength & endurance, flexibility, agility, and athletic performance.
Tracks of StudyStudents have a choice between two tracks of study. All majors must select one.
The Sports Science track prepares the student for careers in various allied health professions and provides a natural gateway to post-graduate studies in such disciplines as Physical Therapy, Nursing, Cardiac Rehab, Physicians Assistant, Exercise Physiology, and Sports Science.
The Health and Wellness Management track prepares students for careers in the ever-growing fields of corporate health and wellness, and professional services needed for the health- and fitness-conscious baby boomers. This track would strongly prepare students for graduate studies in Community Health, Health Education and Administration, and Sports and Fitness Management.
A signature component of the Exercise Science and Health Promotion program has been the integration of the academic curriculum with the daily operations of The Dixon Center (Cabrini’s sports and recreation center).
The integration of academics with the Dixon Center’s fitness, aquatics, intramurals, recreation, and athletic training programs provides an excellent model of preparation for the future workplace.
Students who choose this concentration are required to take BIO 101 (4 credits) and PHY 101 (4 credits) for their scientific literacy requirements.
The Health and Wellness Management track has a cumulative total of 67 credits.
Students who choose this concentration are required to take BIO 101 (4 credits) along with any other science course that fulfills their science literacy requirements.