Press Release

HLGU Adds Exercise Science Major

Monday, June 3, 2013
by Rebecca Sneed

Hannibal-LaGrange University is pleased to offer a new Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science. This major is designed to provide knowledge and ground-work for students to pursue a higher level of graduate studies or professional programs within the area of athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and health and fitness. Future plans for the program include certification as a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), and a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES).

"The new Exercise Science major will allow HLGU to meet the rapidly growing interest in the field of exercise and physical well-being," said Dan Hurst, Chair of the Department of Physical Education.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities in Health & Fitness are predicted to increase by 27% through 2014.

For more information on the Exercise Science program at HLGU, contact Dan Hurst at 573-629-3215 or via email at dhurst@hlg.edu

Contact Information

Carolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations