Brian P. Edlbeck Clinical Assistant Professor
Jamie L. Krzykowski Clinical Assistant Professor
David B. MacIntyre Clinical Associate Professor
Brenda D. Reeves Clinical Assistant Professor
Jason T. Roe Lecturer

The mission of the Exercise Science Program at Carroll University is to develop entry-level professionals who can perform a range of health/fitness assessments and prescribe evidence-based interventions across various populations and abilities.  Students will possess strong critical thinking, communication, and interpersonal skills appropriate for multiple settings. The program will prepare students for professional certification exams (ACSM, NSCA) and post­graduate study in exercise science or other related disci­plines.

The exercise science program emphasizes the area’s body of knowledge, research, and practice. Constant reinforcement of content through practical experiences occurs through observations, exposure to clients in academic courses, practicum experiences, and full-time internships.  Graduates are qualified professionals who are liberally educated and possess the foundations for lifelong learning.

Individuals interested in health/fitness management are prepared to provide exercise and general wellness programs to apparently healthy individuals across the life span in safe and effective environments. Those interested in strength and conditioning are prepared  to provide training programs  to improve athletic performance  across the life span. Students are also well prepared for advanced study in either graduate school or a clinical health field.

Learning Outcomes for Exercise Science

Upon completion of the Exercise Science Program, the individual:

1. Will demonstrate fundamental and applied scientific knowledge of human movement and performance in preparation for certification, entry-level employment, or advanced degrees in health-related graduate programs.

2. Will demonstrate competency in appropriately screening and assessing the health status of individuals across various populations and abilities.

3. Will be able to appropriately select, design, implement, and modify individualized health and fitness interventions for clients across various populations and abilities.

4. Will be able to educate, instruct, and motivate individuals in lifestyle modification in diverse settings across various populations and abilities.

5. Will be able to appropriately select, implement, and interpret health and fitness assessments across various populations and abilities.

6. Will possess strong communication and interpersonal skills to interact and collaborate effectively with professionals and peers.

7. Will be able to read and interpret scientific research and utilize the scientific inquiry process to collect appropriate data, analyze data, interpret results, and present conclusions in suitable oral, written, and technology formats.

8. Will display a strong sense of responsibility/accountability, initiative, and professional engagement.


Specific courses that require use of equipment and disposable supplies are assigned a course fee.

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