Exercise Science at Central College is based upon the definition of exercise science as the study of the application of science to the phenomenon of exercise. We treat exercise as being inclusive of all human movement, including random or infrequent movement, work, habitual activity, training done for fitness or health, dance, sports, and leisure activities of all sorts. Any movement that can be imagined can be studied or described, using one or more of the sub-disciplines or exercise science.
The departmental focus is aimed at improvement of performance, maintenance and restoration of physical, social, and cognitive well-being. Graduates know how to respond, adjust, and adapt to exercise; analyze and evaluate individual physiological performance; design and assess exercise programs in the psychomotor domain; read, interpret and conduct research, and have developed an ethic of accountability to improve oneself, interested others, and the profession at large.