BS Human Performance in Clinical Settings

BS Human Performance in Clinical Settings

Bachelor of Science in Human Performance in Clinical Settings

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Human Performance in Clinical Settings prepares students interested in careers related to the field of Exercise Science. These include: Clinical Exercise Physiology, Corporate Fitness, Strength and Conditioning, Hospital and Community Based Fitness and Wellness Centers along with other Exercise Science related fields. Students develop the knowledge, skills, experiences, and dispositions to successfully promote improvements in health, fitness, and performance for a variety of populations. Graduates will be prepared to earn national certifications through the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the International Society of Sports Nutrition and many others.

The Human Performance in Clinical Settings major is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association's "Education Recognition Program". This program recognizes and distinguishes schools with standardized, approved strength and conditioning curricula in undergraduate and graduate settings designed to prepare students for the NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) certification.

During the 2019-2020 academic school year, the HPCS program will be going through the accreditation process through the Commission on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences. The primary role of the CoAES is to establish standards and guidelines for academic programs that facilitate the preparation of students seeking employment in the health, fitness, and exercise industry. 

Courses completed in this program fulfill many of the prerequisites for students pursuing graduate programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant programs, cardiac rehabilitation, and other allied health professions. In addition, the Exercise Science curriuculum will provide a thorough knowledge base for these graduate programs.

Internships, research and professional development experiences are an intregal component of the academic program, building skills and a professional network for students. Throughout the program, students will accumulate 80 professional development hours and participate in a 400 hour internship that provides hands on experience focused on their career interest. Individual mentoring of students by our faculty, who are leaders in professional organizations, will open new opportunities for students to secure graduate assistantships, leadership and research opportunities.

Program Guide: This document provides the course sequencing for the HPCS program.

**Please note. All 300 and 400 level major courses must be taken in the Department of
   Health and Exercise Science at the Glassboro campus of Rowan University.

HPCS Handbook: This document provides the policies, procedures and a guide for students to understand the structure of the HPCS program. 

Internship Guidelines: This document describes the purpose, procedures and guidelines for the 400 hour internship requirement for the HPCS program. 


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