DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE PROGRAM, THERE IS NO PART-TIME OPTION
COURSES ARE HELD ON TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY ONLY
(barring unforeseen conflicts AND exclusive of both summer terms and the J-term)
This scheduling is done for several reasons. Including, so that students may:
- Attain, maintain, or advance clinical skills in a flexible way around a full time student schedule
- Participate in and attain their 200 hours of clinical or research experience in a meaningful way
- Participate in professional experiences that suit their personalized needs, possibly including, but not limited to, being Graduate Assistants
- Complete all graduate coursework, with 3.0 or higher GPA
- Sit for an ACSM certification, including HFS, CES, or RCEPO. If you are entering with an ACSM certification, you must sit for a higher level of credential to satisfy your graduate exam requirement.
CERTIFIED HEALTH FITNESS SPECIALIST (HFS)
The ACSM Certified Health Fitness SpecialistSM (HFS) is a health fitness professional with a minimum of a bachelor's degree in exercise science. The HFS performs pre-exercise health risk assessments, conducts physical fitness assessments, interprets results, develops exercise prescriptions, and applies behavioral and motivational strategies to apparently healthy individuals and individuals with medically controlled diseases and health conditions to support clients in adopting and maintaining healthy lifestyle behaviors. The academic preparation of the HFS also includes fitness management, administration, and supervision. The HFS is typically employed or self-employed in commercial, community, studio, corporate, university, and hospital settings.
ACSM CERTIFIED CLINICAL EXERCISE SPECIALISTSM (CES)
The ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise SpecialistSM (CES) is a professional with a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in exercise science. The CES works with patients and clients challenged with cardiovascular, pulmonary, and metabolic diseases and disorders, as well as with apparently healthy populations in cooperation with other healthcare professionals to enhance quality of life, manage health risk, and promote lasting health behavior change.
The CES conducts pre-participation health screening, maximal and submaximal graded exercise tests, and performs strength, flexibility and body composition tests. The CES develops and administer programs designed to enhance aerobic endurance, cardiovascular function, muscular strength and endurance, balance, and range of motion. The CES educates their clients about testing, exercise program components, and clinical and lifestyle self- are for control of chronic disease and health conditions.
REGISTERED CLINICAL EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST (RCEP®)
The ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (RCEP) is an allied health professional with a minimum of a Master's degree in exercise science, and works in the application of physical activity and behavioral interventions for those clinical diseases and health conditions that have been shown to provide therapeutic and/or functional benefit. Services provided by an RCEP include, but are not limited to, individuals with cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, orthopedic, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, neoplastic, immunologic, and hematologic disease. The RCEP provides primary and secondary prevention and rehabilitative strategies designed to improve physical fitness and health in populations ranging across the lifespan.
The RCEP performs exercise screening, clinical exercise testing, exercise prescription, exercise and physical activity counseling, exercise supervision, exercise and health education/promotion, and measurement and evaluation of exercise and physical activity related outcome measures. The RCEP works individually or as part of an interdisciplinary team in a clinical, community, or public health setting. The practice and supervision of the RCEP is guided by published professional guidelines, standards, and applicable state and federal laws and regulations.
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