- Ryan Donaldson ’15
- Hometown: North Canton, Ohio
- Major: Medical Technology
When I graduated from high school, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in the medical field. I was interested in becoming a medical technologist, and heard that Mount Union had an outstanding medical technology program.
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Exercise Science Major
If you’re looking at Ohio exercise science programs, take a closer look at the University of Mount Union. Our program offers everything from personal attention and hands-on experience to state-of-the-art facilities and a well-rounded curriculum.
If you are interested in a kinesiology degree, you may find Mount Union’s exercise program to be of interest. Although two distinct fields, kinesiology and exercise science do share a number of similarities, and as a result, students who are interested in one often find the other appealing.
A state-of-the-art lab, not often found at institutions our size, and a multi-faceted approach to engaging students for success are just the beginning of an array of benefits offered in exercise physiology. Explore the effects of physical activity and exercise on all ages, from children to geriatric populations, and enjoy a rewarding physiology career in the high-demand health care field.
The University of Mount Union’s Exercise Science Program offers two tracks for students to choose from depending on their intended career – the Graduate Track or Applied Track. While the Graduate Track prepares students for pursuing careers that require graduate schooling programs, the Applied Track prepares students for entering the health-related fitness field after receiving their Bachelor of Science Degree in exercise science from the University of Mount Union.
Although not a formal Pre-Physical Therapy Program, Mount Union’s exercise science major provides excellent preparation for students intending to pursue a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. It’s often the undergraduate major of choice for Mount Union students desiring future careers as physical therapists.
Those who have earned their exercise science degree have pursued successful careers with organizations including Akron General Health and Wellness, Fit Works, Ohio Institute of Pain Management, Best Personal Fitness, Cameron Wellness Center and Holmes Spine and Sport Chiropractic. An exercise science degree prepares students to also sit for a variety of fitness training certifications.
Students with an exercise science degree have gone on to pursue graduate studies at institutions across the country including Chatham University, Wheeling Jesuit University, The Ohio State University, University of Dayton, University of Pittsburgh, Ball State University, Colorado State University and New York Chiropractic College.
"Exercise Science is a diverse major that can open doors to many different types of careers. Whether your goal is graduate study or clinical work, this major will prepare you for success in your chosen field."
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The exercise science major is administered by the Department of Human Performance and Sport Business, which also offers programs in athletic training, health, physical education, public health and sport business. You may also want to check out biochemistry, biology, medical technology and pre-medicine and pre-health.
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