Our program prepares you for a career and certification in personal training or strength and conditioning. You will gain a solid foundation for athletic training, coaching, and other sport-related areas. You will also complete a six hour internship with your coursework. If you are interested in becoming an allied health professional, our program provides you with the knowledge, skills, and experience to work in commercial, corporate fitness, and cardiac rehabilitation settings.

Academic Programs of Study

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For more information about the undergraduate program, contact an academic advisor. For more information about the graduate program, contact the Program Coordinator. See DegreeWorks for your assigned advisor.

Jennifer Jackson
Academic Advisor
C. Brooks Mobley
Assistant Clinical Professor
Matt Miller
Assistant Director


Our faculty conduct a variety of research in their laboratories from the mechanisms of muscle hypertrophy to the psychophysiology of exercise adherence. They study anything from what makes you motivated to exercise, to the effects of whey protein on the body, to what part of the brain is activated when you perform a task. Many of the faculty have an “open door” policy where you can be involved and get hands-on experience.


Our faculty engage in outreach efforts to improve the lives of people of all ages in the community. Some programs include fitness assessments, biomechanics analyses on athletes, and stress reduction and mindfulness training. You can assist in these efforts and help optimize performance, even as an undergraduate student.

Last updated: 12/14/2023