Discovering Your Passion in Education at Iowa Wesleyan University is more than attending a comprehensive university; it is a commitment to something greater–YOU
The Exercise Science and Wellness Major provides you with a lab- based education with experienced educators who are current in the field. You will learn in updated facilities with current and up-to-date physical education and fitness equipment, as well as new technology and labs.
You will gain “real world,” hands-on experiential learning in the classroom, as well as training campus and community members in our Fitness Center. With required internships, Iowa Wesleyan provides the opportunity to experience different careers which develops great networking connections for increased employment opportunities upon graduation.
The Exercise Science and Wellness major prepare students to develop and work in programs with either non-athletic or athletic population.
This major has the courses needed for those interested in becoming a certified strength coach, personal trainer, fitness instructor or fitness trainer, or an interest in careers in physical or occupational therapy. These positions are found in the college/university setting, private club setting, and industrial fitness and wellness centers. This major will study the effects of exercise on mental, emotional, social, spiritual, as well as the physical side of being healthy. Studying the effects of aging and stress in regard to wellness is also emphasized.