First-Year Learning Communities

Exercise Science Learning Community

Exercise

Exercise ScienceThe Exercise Science program is for students who are interested in applying theoretical knowledge of exercise, fitness, health and wellness within the clinical, government, corporate, industrial, private, commercial and academic venues. This learning community will introduce students to the field of exercise science by providing a curriculum overview, explanation of the sub-disciplines, professional organizations and certifications, and potential careers in the field of Exercise Science and related allied-health professions.

Being a part of the Exercise Science program here at UNCW has been an amazing experience. With a curriculum focus on the human body and the incredible Exercise Science faculty, I have been able to gain knowledge and experience in my field in an academically nurturing environment. I would highly recommend this major to anyone considering going into a medical profession. 

-Noah Holcomb

Exercise Science provides an essential foundation for a career as an Allied-health professional by imparting a unique interdisciplinary, knowledge-base in health, fitness, and wellness. Given this academic backdrop, students will be prepared for acceptance into graduate school, including, but not limited to, physical therapy, physician assistant, occupational therapy, medicine and/or achieve successes with National certification examinations. Students accepted to this learning community will be a member of a small cohort of 25 living in Schwartz Hall, and be enrolled in:

    1. Introduction to Exercise Science (EXS 210)
    2. Principles of Biology: Cells (BIO 201)
    3. First-Year Seminar (UNI 101)

For additional information or if you have any questions about this community, please contact learningcommunities@uncw.edu.