Adult Fitness and Exercise Science Pre-Advising Information
The Adult Fitness and Exercise Science Program (AFES), is a major within the department of Human Performance & Sport and is designed for the student desiring a career in the allied health care field of Adult Fitness and Exercise Science. The objective of the MSCD AFES major is the professional preparation of pre-service Adult Fitness and Exercise Science specialists, qualifying them to sit for established nationally recognized certification examinations. Upon successful completion of a national certifying exam, the AFES graduate may practice as a certified professional in areas such as: Health Fitness Instructor, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, or Performance Enhancement Specialist.
The Adult Fitness and Exercise Science major does not encompass academic preparation for the professions Athletic Training (care and prevention of athletic injuries). Students who pursue a degree in AFES will not be eligible to take the National Athletic Trainer’s Board of Certification examination. The preparation for this specialty is covered in the Athletic Training Education Program major within the department of Human Performance and Sport.
Please review the AFES Pre-Advising Information ( 355 KB) document for extensive pre-advising information.