What You'll Study
The Exercise Science Track examines the function of the body under the stress of acute and chronic physical activity. Exercise Scientists promote health and wellness, prevent illness and disability, restore health and well-being, and help athletes reach their potential in sports training and performance. Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to take health and fitness certification examinations including the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Graduates of the Exercise Science Track are also eligible to apply to graduate programs, including the Master of Science in Athletic Training Program.
Topics covered include:
- Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II
- Applied Sport and Exercise
- Scholarships: From honorariums to full-tuition waivers, scholarships exist to reward your hard work and dedication to the major. Find more information here.
- Field Experience: As a Health Science major you will be required to complete a professional field experience that serves as a culminating experience linking academic preparedness to an experience that matches your career goals and aspirations.
- Professional Preparation: The Exercise Science Track also prepares students for entry into graduate programs
that require an undergraduate degree heavily focused in the human and natural sciences
for admission including:
- Athletic Training
- Exercise Physiology
- Exercise Psychology
- Motor Control and Learning
- Sports Medicine
- Facilities: Lock Haven University provides exceptional, state-of-the-art facilities for the Health Science program. There are athletic training facilities, an exercise physiology lab, rehabilitation center, and gross human anatomy (cadaver dissection) lab.
- Health Science Club: The Health Science Club is dedicated to engaging the entire LHU and surrounding community in health awareness and health improvement activities. We have over 200 members and are open to all LHU students, but primarily consist of Health Science majors. The club participates in various activities around campus and the community including:
- The Hunger Bowl for Hunger Awareness Month
- Pink Ribbon Sales for Breast Cancer Awareness
- Community Clinics and Health Fairs
- LHU Adopt a Family Christmas Project
- Relay for Life
- LHU Health Fair
- Field trips to the Bodies Exhibition in New York