Academics at Fort Lewis College

Exercise Specialist

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Exercise Specialist majors set right out into their field. You’ll practice your skills with real clients. You get to guide patients in developing physical fitness. You’ll delve into a deep understanding of muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, motor ability, and body composition. And by graduation, you’ll be a candidate for a personal training certification and a direct path into fitness careers.

Opportunities

  • Hands-on experience - As part of the program, you will complete an internship in the field. You will also asses and develop fitness programs for actual clients.
  • National Council on Strength and Fitness certification - By your senior year, you'll have the option to sit for the National Council on Strength and Fitness Certification exam.

Beyond the Degree

NCFPT certification available to successful studentsOnce you graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Specialist, you are qualified to pursue careers in such fields as:

  • Corporate wellness
  • Fitness center management
  • Gerontology fitness
  • Health promotion
  • Personal training
  • Strength and conditioning

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 Specialist program to any career concerned with human movement and physical fitness.

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