The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The University offers a bachelor of arts (BA) and a bachelor of science (BS) in exercise science.
The Exercise Science Program is designed specifically to prepare students for careers as personal trainer, exercise physiologist, strength coach, or cardiac rehabilitation. Many students continue their education with post-graduate study in allied health areas (medical school, physician's assistant, physical therapy, chiropractor) or within the field (exercise physiology, biomechanics, sports psychology).
Coursework in the major provides a cross-discipline choice of courses to meet each student's career interests, including study in the following areas:
Minors are available in coaching, dance, strength and conditioning, or other fields of students' interest.
The program offers opportunities for on-site learning, with the internship as the culminating experience. Opportunities for laboratory experience are offered in physiology, biomechanics, graded exercise testing and prescription, and sports activity. Instruction is centered in the 230,000-square-foot Health and Human Services Building.
Numerous opportunities exist in Terre Haute and the surrounding area for students to volunteer with children and adults as coaches, instructors, and mentors. These include the local hospitals, clinics, fitness facilities, and the school corporations.
Exercise science graduates will find a growing demand for their skills and talents in a variety of movement and fitness-based activity settings.
Career opportunities include the following:
Many students continue their education with post-graduate study in allied health areas (medical school, physician's assistant, physical therapy, chiropractor), or within the field (exercise physiology, biomechanics, sports psychology).
Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.
In addition, the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport offers a variety of scholarships.
The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.