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Exercise Science

Guide to academic resources for Exercise Science


The purpose of the Exercise Science program is to prepare students to serve in such capacities as exercise leader, physiologist, physical trainer/coach, and therapist. Union College’s curriculum prepares the Exercise Science student to make meaningful choices and informed decisions based on a curriculum which includes a variety of on and off campus learning experiences. In addition, the Exercise Science program promotes professionalism and personal responsibility. 

  • students will demonstrate an understanding of the development of the Exercise Science discipline through history and a variety of cultures, to its present status in theUnited States
  • students will demonstrate a functional understanding of the anatomy and physiological processes of the human body
  • students will demonstrate proficiency in a variety of laboratory and fitness testing equipment and testing procedures
  • students will develop proficiency in using a variety of workplace related technology such as: word processing, spreadsheet, and graphic presentation software
  • students will act in an ethical way, and treat all clients with respect. Students will also become familiar with the day-to-day responsibilities of a teacher/leadership position through the Internship program

To support these goals, the Weeks-Townsend Memorial Library provides students with access to information resources that support teaching and learning in Exercise Science. This subject guide is designed to help Exercise Science students navigate the resources provided to them by the library.

Below are some resources to help you get started.