If you want to help people, and you care about health and fitness, consider studying Health and Exercise Science. USF’s hands-on program gives you the practical skills employers expect.
USF classes build your health and fitness skills. We have mock-clinic and health facilities right on campus. We limit the number of students using these facilities, so you can get individual attention from professors. They’ll get to know you, and help you master the skills you’ll need to start your career.
Your Health and Exercise Science degree lets you shape your education and your skill set. A concentration helps you prepare for a specialized career and a variety of certification exams.
Get prepared and qualified to pass the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam. You’ll then be able to:
Qualify for the Certified Personal Trainer and Health Fitness Instructor (ACSM) exams. You’ll then be able to:
Get prepared to attend graduate school for an advanced degree in athletic training, exercise physiology or physical therapy.
We asked our professors and they said health and exercise science students have:
Analyze personal goals to personalize exercise and fitness plans
Measure blood pressure, oxygen levels, and hearth rhythms
Determine basal metabolism and body fat percentage
After studying Health and Exercise Science at USF, you could get a job in personal training, lifestyle coaching, athletic facilities management, exercise rehabilitation, strength coaching, community health education or health promotion. You have a lot of career options:
Types of places you can work after you graduate include: