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Exercise Physiology

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Exercise Physiology majors get active with their craft. You’ll analyze real people’s movements and develop personalized exercises for all ages. You’ll get to study exercise’s impact on chronic diseases. You can intern with real companies and complete original research projects. You can adapt training programs for athletes, access the Exercise Physiology Lab, and hone social and leadership skills. And by graduation, you’ll be a candidate for advanced degrees and national certification.



  • Internships - As part of the program, you will complete an internship in the field of exercise physiology. Examples of past internship locations include the Air Force Academy, The Heart Hospital of New Mexico, Mercy Medical Center Cardiac Rehabilitation, Durango Performance Center, and Med Ex Estes Park.
  • American Society of Exercise Physiology certification - By graduation, you will be prepared to sit for the American Society of Exercise Physiology certification exam.

Beyond the Degree

20-40% expected increase in demand for Exercise Physiologists over the next 10 years. Once you graduate, you are qualified for any related graduate program such as:

  • Exercise physiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Physical therapy
  • Motor learning

Earning this degree leads to careers in such fields as:

  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Chiropractic medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Diabetes education
  • Exercise therapy
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational therapy
  • Osteopathy
  • Physical therapy
  • Sports medicine

For any career, this degree establishes your ability to work constructively with people in an intensely interactive field. You will gain demonstrable skills in organization, time management, interpersonal development, and physical education. You will be able to apply the tools, methods, and knowledge from the Exercise Physiology program to any area concerned with human movement and physical health.

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