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Certificate in

Exercise Science

Exercise Science Certificate

The Exercise Science Certificate, an 18 credit-hour stand-alone program, supports educational development in the growing area of exercise and wellness, providing an overview of current science and an introduction to the foundations of practice in the field. With topics including exercise physiology, kinesiology, nutrition, and prescription across a variety of both healthy and clinical populations, this program builds a deeper understanding of the body's responses to exercise and training. 

Courses are designed for aspiring or practicing Exercise Physiologists, Exercise Specialists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Rehabilitation Technicians, and Fitness & Wellness Trainers.

Program Curriculum

Program Details

After completion of the certificate requirements, the student will:

  • have an applicable understanding of exercise physiology in relation to training, recovery, and rehabilitation.
  • have an applicable understanding of exercise nutrition.
  • have an applicable understanding of the kinesiology/mechanics of exercise and movement.
  • be able to assess health/fitness status in various populations and prescribe appropriately.
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What makes GSW special is that you really can create your own life here. You have so many options to make it your very own while meeting some amazing people.

Ladona Taylor, '23 Exercise Science
Americus, Georgia