The Exercise Science Program is dedicated to preparing leaders in exercise science at the undergraduate level. The program meets this mission by preparing highly qualified exercise science professionals to the improvement of health and wellness in the community, state, and nation. The Exercise Science program will teach students to lead by example in healthy lifestyle. Sound theoretical and practical academic preparation will enable students to develop knowledge, skills, and abilities in exercise programming, exercise participation, and behavior change and to perform service to the campus, community, and State of South Carolina. Students will be qualified to pass the American College of Sports Medicine Certified Health Fitness Specialist exam or to pursue post-baccalaureate programs in exercise physiology and/or allied health.