For further information about this major, contact Dr. Justin Carlstrom, the Exercise Science Coordinator: Justin.Carlstrom@Castleton.edu
Exercise Science is the study of the physiological responses and adaptations to exercise. This program offers specializations in three areas: Strength and Conditioning, Clinical Specialist, and Research. Coursework is designed to aid students in the preparation for graduate school and nationally recognized certifications, including those offered by the American College of Sports Medicine and National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Students who complete a degree program in the Exercise Science will:
- Master knowledge and concepts fundamental to the pursuit of their disciplines, including those drawn from other fields of study;
- Locate, comprehend, assess, and apply the scholarly work of scientists;
- Communicate scientific information both orally and in writing;
- Demonstrate the ability to follow laboratory protocols, safety standards, and data collection procedures;
- Connect their course content to an internship experience;
- Administer tests and interpret results in accordance with the requirements of the American College of Sports Medicine;
- Instruct patients, clients, and athletes as to the proper procedures for performing self-administered fitness tests and assessing their readiness for physical activity.