Exercise Science

The Exercise Science program prepares students to challenge the Certified Personal Trainers (C-PT) exam through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) to be certified professionals. Health and fitness professionals work with diverse populations including children, adults, athletes and the elderly. They have the knowledge to assess fitness levels, assist clients in goal setting, and develop appropriate exercise prescriptions for clients based on individual needs.

The Exercise Science curriculum allow the opportunity for students to transfer to a four-year institution offering Bachelor’s degrees such as Exercise Science, Health Promotions, Strength and Conditioning or Exercise Physiology.

The NSCA’s Education Recognition Program (ERP) currently recognizes the Rhodes State Exercise Science program. They recognize regionally accredited academic institutions for their educational programs that have met, and continue to meet, guidelines recommended by the NSCA. ERP recognitions are good for three years and schools are eligible for renewal following this three-year period.