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BS Exercise Science - Health, Fitness, and Wellness
BS Exercise Science Health, Fitness, and Wellness
The Health, Fitness, and Wellness (HFW) Track of the BS in Exercise Science equips you to enter fields such as personal training, strength and conditioning, corporate wellness, cardiac rehabilitation, or many other career options in the fitness and healthcare industries. The HFW track is an excellent foundation for students considering graduate work in master's programs such as exercise science or athletic training, and beyond.
Successfully completing this track will open doors for you to earn nationally recognized certifications that will distinguish you as a highly qualified specialist in your field, such as the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Health Fitness Specialist (HFS) certification, or the certification offered by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS®).
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS®) Qualification
The BS in Exercise Science Fitness/Wellness track has earned status under the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Education Recognition Program (ERP). The strength and conditioning component of the Health, Fitness, and Wellness track prepares and encourages students to take the NSCA CSCS® exam. By successfully completing the exam, the student earns what is widely considered to be a top credential for personal trainers and strength coaches. For information about this exciting possibility, please contact Dr. Stephen Newhart, Adjunct Professor of Strength and Conditioning, email@example.com
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Basic admission requirements must be met before a student can be accepted. Prospective students must apply to the university through the Office of Admissions, pay the application fee, and submit official transcripts to the UT Arlington's Admission's Office. The Admission's Office is also responsible for calculating the admission GPA. All steps necessary to complete an application (i.e. submitting transcripts, paying fees) must be completed prior to progressing in the application process.
After admission to the University, students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with an Undergraduate Academic Advisor. Students should review of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation (CONHI) undergraduate program specific requirements. Specific program requirements can be found at Kinesiology < University of Texas Arlington (uta.edu)
Applicants requesting to change their major should submit the Undergraduate Change of Major Form
Applicants with transfer coursework from non-regionally accredited institutions are encouraged to submit their courses early to prevent delays in registration. Course materials can be submitted through the Non-Regionally Accredited Transfer Credit Request portal.
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Students should review and familiarize themselves with the UTA Undergraduate requirements found in the catalog at University Requirements & Policies < University of Texas Arlington (uta.edu).
Undergraduate education requires students to have dedicated time to devote to studying, completing assignments, and other course work. Students are encouraged to consider their work schedules and commitments considering the demands of the program and adjust accordingly. Commitments which compete with undergraduate study may result in suboptimal academic performance and place the student in academic jeopardy.
Study Time Recommendations
In general, for every-one semester credit hour of enrollment a student should allocate 3 hours of study time outside of class. For example, a 3 semester credit hours course, may reasonably require 9 hours of study time, outside of class, plus any time needed to complete internships.
Students are encouraged to evaluate their energy level, familial and personal obligations, and school commitments before starting their degree program.
Students seeking financial aid assistance, should contact the Financial Aid, Scholarships and MAV ScholarShop resources.
Students should review the academic calendar prior to enrolling and prepare accordingly.
E-tutoring is available for all undergraduate students experiencing academic difficulty. Please visit Online Tutoring - Division of Student Success - The University of Texas at Arlington (uta.edu) for more information.
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- You must manage your time well, stay organized, and use a calendar.
- Limit the number of hours you work to 16 per week. This will allow you to complete the assignments and really learn the information.
- Study EVERY day. Plan to study a minimum of 20-30 minutes EACH day for EACH course. Daily studying will help you retain the information.
- Use the resources available to you. This includes faculty, peer mentors, academic advisors, family, and friends. They can support and encourage you.
- And, to be successful, stay positive, take care of yourself, and believe in yourself!
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