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University of Connecticut Neag School of Education Department of Kinesiology

Exercise Science

The Exercise Science program offers two graduate and two undergraduate degrees. Our broad spectrum of research includes: environmental physiology, thermoregulation and heat illness, strength and conditioning, genomics, nutrition and supplementation, cardiovascular regulation, and endocrinology, among others.

Our graduate programs often lead to positions in research, academia, government, and corporate health. Graduate students work closely with an advisor in their area of interest and actively participate in research at the Human Performance Laboratory, where sophisticated technology is used to study important questions dealing with physiology, biochemistry, nutrition, medicine, and biomechanics. Please see our Human Performance Laboratory website for more information on our research capabilities.

The undergraduate concentration in Strength and Conditioning can lead to certification by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. We also offer an undergraduate concentration in Exercise Science. These programs, depending on the extent of your education, could lead to any of the following professions: exercise specialist, strength and conditioning specialist, personal trainer, laboratory technician, or exercise scientist. Both programs are highly competitive.