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College is far more than just delivering information to students, developing skills, and advising students for careers. It is the "experiences" that students participate in that will separate them from other candidates. From the very first Exercise Science course, students are encouraged to get involved in career building activities. These experiences facilitate student decisions that direct them to their ultimate career. Listed are a few of the opportunities for ALL Exercise Science students.

Exercise is Medicine® On Campus (EIM-OC) calls upon universities and colleges to promote physical activity as a vital sign of health. EIM-OC encourages faculty, staff and students to work together toward improving the health and well-being of the campus community by:

  • Making movement a part of the daily campus culture
  • Assessing physical activity at every student health visit
  • Providing students with the tools necessary to strengthen healthy physical activity habits that can last a lifetime
  • Connecting university health care providers with university health fitness specialists to provide a referral system for exercise prescription. 
  • Students in the HES major run Exercise is Medicine on Campus club and earned a "Gold Campus" status in spring 2020.

ComFIT The Department of Health and Exercise Science is starting a Community-Based Fitness Testing Program (ComFIT). This program will offer fitness testing for individuals associated with Rowan University and to individuals in the surrounding communities. Additionally, student volunteers from the exercise science major will conduct all ComFIT testing under the supervision of a faculty member. This will allow students the opportunity to become proficient in the administration and interpretation of fitness assessments, as well as learn how to relay that information to clientele.

Get FIT (Fitness, Integration, and Training) is an innovative, collaborative effort between Rowan University and the Family Resource Network, a non-profit agency in New Jersey, which has demonstrated success in improving access to fitness, nutritional, and wellness programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) and their caregivers. Since 2008, Get FIT @ Rowan has had an incredible impact on the Southern New Jersey community through actualizing its mission of bolstering physical activity and nutrition education for individuals with IDD and their families. Get FIT has three primary goals:

  1. improve the quality of life for the Southern New Jersey community;
  2. promote physical activity among individuals with IDDs and their families; and
  3. continue to expand the Program to have tangible, positive, and measurable impacts.

Run by Dr. Spencer from the Health Promotion Wellness Management major, many HPCS students been able to participate in this program.

Tutoring and Mentoring Programs Students are encouraged to participate in this program to either receive support through their college career or give back by sharing their knowledge and skills to help other students in the program.

Student Research Opportunities All Exercise Science students complete training to be eligible to participate in research their first semester. They have opportunities to apply as research assistants with faculty and are encouraged to develop and study their own interests.

The Exercise Science program truly views our students, faculty, and staff as a family with everyone offering their individual talents and benefiting from those with other talents.



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