The department of health sciences in the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at South Carolina State Univerity, a historically Black educational institution in Orangeburg, has announced the addition of the Applied Exercise Science (AES) concentration to its curriculum.
The new program offers specialized courses to meet students’ academic needs, including biomechanics, foundations of strength and conditioning, foundations of therapeutic exercise, and the applied exercise science senior practicum. The practicum will provide the theoretical background and practical application required to pursue graduate-level allied health programs, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, human performance, and clinical exercise science.
The AES concentration is open to high school seniors, current physical education majors, as well as transfer students from technical colleges and other four-year institutions.
Jarred Boan, acting chair of the department of health sciences at South Carolina State University, stated that “the new concentration in applied exercise science will provide students with the prerequisite coursework for graduate programs in allied health, as the industry continues to evolve. More importantly, the concentration will provide students with the content knowledge and applied skills needed to find success in the fields of exercise science and human performance.”