- Applied Exercise Science Major at Springfield College
With an international reputation as a leader in the field of exercise science, Springfield College was one of the first institutions in the United States to develop the Applied Exercise Science (AEXS) major in the late 1980s.
- Applied Exercise Science Specializations
Students who have identified applied exercise science as a major program of study will be preparing to enter an exciting field that offers a wide range of professional opportunities and rapid industry-wide growth.
- Athletic Training / Doctor of Physical Therapy Dual Degree
Springfield College now offers a dual-entry option for elite applicants combining an undergraduate athletic training degree and a doctor of physical therapy degree in only seven years.
- Athletic Training Major at Springfield College
The athletic training major, developed in 1975, is a challenging, competency-based, professional preparation program leading toward eligibility to take the Board of Certification (BOC ®) Examination in Athletic Training.
- Nutritional Sciences Major at Springfield College
Designed as a non-dietetic track, this program will lead to graduate programs in nutritional sciences as well as to employment opportunities in both the public and private sectors, including in the areas of public or community health, food industry, marketing and product design, patient advocacy, education, research, sales, government, and sport performance.
- Personal Training Specialization
Many applied exercise science and wellness graduates who enter the work force in the traditional commercial, agency, and corporate fitness areas are finding opportunities to work with clients interested in personal one-on-one training.
- Spa and Wellness Management Specialization
Within the fields of health promotion, wellness and exercise science is one of the fastest growing areas of interest for both consumers and practitioners is alternative and complimentary wellness.
- Sport Performance Specialization
Interest in conditioning athletes from youth to senior citizens to improve performance continues to grow. Strength training, speed training and specific sport skill training are examples of performance areas graduates work in. Employment opportunities continue to be good in professional, as well as college and university, athletics, with opportunities working with high school athletes increasing significantly.
Take it From Them
- Internship Sponsor: Judi LaBranche ‘92, G‘94, former executive director, Scantic Valley YMCA Read more quotes here.
Exercise Science Programs Earn National AccreditationThe Springfield College master’s degree program in clinical exercise physiology has become the first in Massachusetts to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), and the bachelor’s degree program in applied exercise science has become the second in the state to receive the honor. Read more.
The Athletic Training/Exercise Science Complex
This two-story 18,900-square-foot complex provides students and faculty with interactive and experiential learning environments, as well as dedicated research space for the study of all aspects of wellness and human performance. The new athletic training room provides student-athletes access to athletic health care at the highest level. Take a photo tour, or read about the athletic training and exercise science equipment.