New major puts Thiel College among a select group of regional schools offering exercise science program
Thiel College announced the addition of the new exercise science program to its Department of Health and Physical Education offerings. Applications for fall 2018 are currently being accepted.
GREENVILLE, Pa. - Sept. 4, 2017 - PRLog -- Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, announces the addition of an exercise science program within the Department of Health and Physical Education. The program will be available to students in fall 2018.
Exercise science majors at Thiel (https://www.thiel.edu/)
Exercise science graduates will find growing career prospects in fields related to the major. Job opportunities for athletic trainers are expected to grow 21 percent by 2024 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Students in the exercise science program will take coursework in facility management, exercise testing and prescription, kinesiology, exercise physiology, strength and conditioning, medical terminology, human anatomy, statistics, and certification. The program will also focus on significant professional preparation, giving students intensive research and internship opportunities.
"Thiel strives to give our students opportunities to build successful careers and thriving lives of meaning and purpose," Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College Liz Frombgen, Ph.D., said. "Exercise science adds a field of study that opens the door to a rewarding and growing professional career. The addition of this program puts Thiel among a select group of northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania colleges offering an exercise science major."
The program is complemented by the installation of new workout equipment in the Paul Bush '66 Memorial Fitness Center, available for free to all students.
For more information, visit the exercise science page or contact Assistant Professor of Biology Christopher Fonner, Ph.D. (mailto:cfonner@
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