The Exercise Science Department offers a B.S. degree in athletic training, and a B.S. degree in exercise science with concentrations in human performance and teacher education (required for certification). The department offers an A.S.-to-B.S.R.T. program in respiratory therapy**. The department also offers a minor in school health education.
A.S.-to-B.S.R.T. in Respiratory Therapy
Southern’s Respiratory Care AS-to-BSRT program is designed to enhance the student’s
professional career in Respiratory Therapy. The curriculum provides students who hold
Associate’s degree and RRT certification in the field of respiratory care with the
necessary skills and knowledge to be fully prepared to further assume professional
leadership roles in clinical practice, research, education, marketing and management.
**The A.S.-to-B.S.R.T. program in Respiratory Therapy is pending Board of Regents approval.**
B.S. in Athletic Training
Our Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training program is the longest accredited athletic training education program in Connecticut. Graduates are prepared to work as athletic trainers in high schools, college/universities, professional sports, sports medicine clinics and private corporations.
B.S. in Exercise Science - Concentration in Human Performance
The Human Performance program is endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine and leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science. Students are provided with an understanding of the exercise sciences including exercise physiology, kinesiology, sports medicine, nutrition and sport psychology.
B.S. in Exercise Science - Concentration in Teacher Education
Southern’s Teacher Education Program is designed to prepared students to teach physical education in public and private schools. Successful completion of this program fulfills the academic requirements of the Connecticut Initial Educator Certificate for K-12 physical education.
School Health Education Minor
The School of Health Education program is offered at the undergraduate level as a minor. This minor, consisting of 18 credits, offers basic preparation in health education to individuals desiring to teach health in public schools.