Program Description


CCSU's Exercise Science program is designed to prepare students as leaders in physical activity, exercise, and allied-health related professions through academic, practical and research experiences. Students are prepared for employment in the fitness industry, including corporate wellness and strength & conditioning centers. This academically rigorous program also allows students to transition seamlessly into a graduate program or professional health care degree program. Students are given the necessary cognitive and practical experiences for exercise physiology certification (EP-C) by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). The Exercise Science program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP) and is an NSCA Education Recognized Program (ERP).

About Central Connecticut State University

Central Connecticut State University is a regional, comprehensive public university dedicated to learning in the liberal arts and sciences and to education for the professions. Comprising four schools--Business; Education & Professional Studies; Graduate Studies; and Science, Engineering & Technology, in addition to the Carol Ammon College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences--CCSU offers undergraduate and graduate programs through the Master's and sixth-year levels and the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. Committed to offering Connecticut citizens access to distinctive academic programs of high quality, the University is also a responsive and creative intellectual and economic resource for the people and institutions of our state's Capitol Region. More than 85 percent of CCSU graduates remain in Connecticut, contributing to the intellectual, cultural, and economic health of the state. CCSU is, above all else, a vibrant learning-centered community dedicated to teaching and to scholarship. Education at the undergraduate and graduate level balances academic challenge and personal support, leading students to become thoughtful, responsible, and successful citizens.