Exercise Science

The demand for persons trained in the field of nutrition and fitness is growing and a positive job forecast is expected due to the interest in fitness, nutrition, and demand for sports related training.  The Exercise Science curriculum prepares students to take the national certificate exam through the National Strength and Conditioning Association to be certified as a personal trainer.  Personal trainers work with diverse populations including children, adults, athletes, and the elderly.  A personal trainer will have the knowledge to assess fitness status, assist clients in setting goals, and develop appropriate exercise prescriptions for clients based on individual needs, goals, and health status.

The curriculum of the Exercise Science program is designed so that credits may transfer to a four year institution offering a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Athletic Training, Strength and Conditioning or Exercise Physiology.

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