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Exercise Science Pre-Advising Information

The Exercise Science Program (ES), is a major within the department of Human Performance & Sport and is designed for the student desiring a career in the allied health care field of Exercise Science. The objective of the MSU Denver Exercise Science major is the professional preparation of pre-service Exercise Science specialists, qualifying them to sit for established nationally recognized certification examinations.   Upon successful completion of a national certifying exam, the ES graduate may practice as a certified professional in areas such as:  Health Fitness Instructor, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, or Performance Enhancement Specialist. 

The Exercise Science major does not encompass academic preparation for the professions Athletic Training (care and prevention of athletic injuries).  Students who pursue a degree in ES will not be eligible to take the National Athletic Trainer’s Board of Certification examination.   The preparation for this specialty is covered in the Athletic Training Education Program major within the department of Human Performance and Sport.

Please review the AFES Pre-Advising Information document for extensive pre-advising information.


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