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  • Exercise Science Program

    The Exercise Science major prepares students for careers in fitness, exercise science, wellness and health. Students learn to administer health appraisals and fitness assessments; understand exercise techniques; and design exercise programs for healthy adults, athletes and special populations. The exercise science program provides students with the educational experience to develop aerobic, anaerobic and resistance training programs to enhance cardiorespiratory endurance, body composition, strength, power, speed, agility and flexibility. One of the goals of the Exercise Science program is to prepare student for certification exams by nationally recognized health, fitness, sports performance and sports medicine organizations such as the National Academy of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association, American College of Sports Medicine and American Council on Exercise. A four-year degree is required to qualify for advanced health and fitness certifications.


  • 4 MSUM Students Awarded by Penny Program

    The Penny Program award winners have been chosen for the spring of 2016, and four MSUM students were selected. Timothy J. Penny Federal Public Service Fellowship: Courtney O’Reilly, a student at Minnesota State University Moorhead, has been chosen as the Spring Penny Fellow. Courtney is studying political science with a public relations minor. Among numerous […]

    Spring Scholarship Gala surpasses years prior in attendance and money raised

    Last Saturday, April 23, 2016, the university’s largest, annual fundraising event for need-based, merit, academic and athletic scholarships was held and saw a record-breaking 343 in attendance. The event raised over $167,000. The night, dedicated to supporting students, was also an evening of gratitude to the donors and was a way to bring the campus […]

    “Death – Who Is It Bad For?” presented by Phil Mouch

    Wednesday, April 27 | 4:30 p.m. | MacLean Hall 167 Dr. Phil Mouch from the Philosophy Department will be presenting a colloquium on “Death – Who Is It Bad For?” on Wednesday, April 27, at 4:30 p.m. in MacLean Hall 167. Please see attached flyer for more details. All are welcome to attend!

    Gerontology Students, Faculty Attend Minnesota Gerontological Society Conference

    Gerontology students Amy Bechtle, Jessica Boonstra, Merianne Bott, Ana Brakel, Beau Cummings, Mayu Ishikawa, and Keren Mabisi, along with Gerontology Program Coordinator Sue Humphers-Ginther and Professors Shawn Ginther (Social Work) and Jessica Hausauer (Sociology), attended the 40th annual meeting of the Minnesota Gerontological Society in Brooklyn Center, Minn., on April 22, 2016. This year’s conference […]

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