This degree option is focused on training students to prepare for clinical and research careers related to exercise and physical activity to prevent and treat chronic health-related conditions. This degree will prepare students for careers in cardiac rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation, diabetes prevention, cancer prevention and rehabilitation, obesity prevention and treatment, and other related careers.

 This degree program will also prepare students to be competitive for additional training programs in areas such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other related disciplines. Students who select to train in research will also have strong foundational knowledge to enhance their ability to compete for admission to high-quality doctoral programs.