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Applied Exercise Physiology is a program within exercise science. The program prepares students to become clinical exercise physiologists working in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation programs. It also prepares students to enter professional school or begin careers in numerous allied health and medical fields.
Students are exposed to a strong science background making them excellent candidates for professional schools such as physical therapy, nursing school, physician assistant school or occupational therapy. Most of the course prerequisites for these areas of study are included in the course work under this track.
Upon graduation, students are prepared for immediate employment in such clinical fields as cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, pharmaceutical sales and medical equipment sales and service. Students have also been qualified for employment as personal trainers or corporate/private fitness specialists. Graduate study in numerous fields such as clinical exercise physiology, sport physiology and nutrition are also viable options for graduates of this program.