HHP Exercise Science

As a future professional enrolled in Health and Human Performance (HHP) you will promote active living and empower others to make healthy choices. Our faculty and staff will work collaboratively with you to ensure that you are prepared to engage the community and enhance our health-related quality of life. The curriculum includes a combination of lectures, experiential learning, and university/community service to provide both theoretical and practical knowledge of the profession.

The two distinct areas of Exercise Science (Exercise Science & Nutrition and Pre-Professional) prepare students for a variety of fitness and wellness positions in personal training and in community, corporate, and clinical settings. In addition, many students pursue direct entry into exercise science graduate programs.

Each of the two tracts shares a common core curriculum in HHP, and both can lead to certification with leading fitness organizations, including the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Also, students in the applied track often pursue an internship at the completion of their coursework, which is an outstanding opportunity to gain work experience in a relevant setting.

Exercise Science & Nutrition
Exercise Science & Nutrition majors will learn the necessary knowledge and skills to assess, educate, counsel and prescribe appropriate exercise programs for individuals. Graduates of this program are employed in a variety of positions related to the fitness and physical activity fields.
• Corporate fitness
• Personal training
• Nutrition coaches
• Employee wellness
• Fitness center management

Exercise Science: Pre-Professional
Pre-Professional majors will gain a rigorous scientific background complimented by courses in nutrition and behavioral science. The primary focus of this tract is on disease recognition and prevention, and the unique role exercise plays in both. These students often end up on the following careers:
• Graduate exercise science
• Physical therapy school
• Graduate Athletic Training
• Cardiac rehabilitation

For more information visit: www.utc.edu/hhp

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