Our Exercise Science program received initial accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in July 2008. We are one of the first 14 institutions across the nation to have earned this distinction from CAAHEP.
The Committee of Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (CoAES) under the auspices of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)is the accreditation agency. The primary role of the CoAES is to establish standards and guidelines for academic programs that facilitate the preparation of students seeking employment in the health, fitness, and exercise industry.
Why Get Accredited?
Seeking accreditation is a way to demonstrate the quality of our program as measured against agreed upon standards. These standards have been identified as being indicative of what a person needs to know and be able to do to function successfully in the health, fitness, and exercise industry.
Positive Placement Rates
Positive placement means that the graduate is employed full or part-time in a related field, and/or continuing his/her education, and/or serving in the military:
Class of 2017: 20 of 26 (77%)
Class of 2016: 22 of 27 (81%)
Class of 2015: 25 of 32 (78%)
Class of 2014: 12 of 15 (80%)
Class of 2013: 18 of 20 (90%)
Class of 2012: 9 of 13 (69%)