Exercise Science at SIUE

The Exercise Science Undergraduate Program

The exercise science program in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior at SIUE is one of only five percent of programs nationally to have earned accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The program is also accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (CoAES) and offers the only accredited program in the state of Illinois. The program reports annual outcome data and is held to the high standards of CoAES. Over the last five academic years, the exercise science program at SIUE reported a 98 percent retention rate and a graduate placement rate of 82 percent.

At SIUE, the exercise science program in the Department of Applied Health combines coursework in both the basic sciences and exercise sciences, along with real-world internships to ensure our students are prepared to excel in a variety of professional health and fitness settings. The program is based upon the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) professional certifications. The exercise science program provides students with a solid academic foundation and is structured in a way that students have the opportunity to develop the skills and abilities that are critical in the growing fields of health, fitness, medicine, and physical and occupational rehabilitation.

Click HERE to learn more about the exercise science program at SIUE, including the various career opportunities, or contact Dr. Bryan Smith at bryasmi@siue.edu to schedule a visit today!