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Through the Clinical/Pre-professional track, fight against the diseases associated with inactivity, sedentary behavior, and unhealthy lifestyles. 

Pitt State offers hands-on laboratory courses with innovative exercise, metabolic, and cardiopulmonary equipment. Conduct groundbreaking student research to educate fitness, health, and medical professionals on the importance of physical activity. 

Graduates work in clinical settings such as Cardiac Rehabilitation or Exercise Physiology. Exercise Science with an emphasis in Clinical/Pre-professional is perfect for students looking to continue into graduate or professional programs, such as:

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Pharmacology
  • Medical field
  • Chiropractic Medicine


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  • Applied Physiology Laboratory

This lab is a student and research-driven educational center. Practice on state-of-the-art equipment. Gather data on firefighters, law enforcement officers, collegiate athletes, and more!

About Health, Human Performance, and Recreation Department

The Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation (HHPR) is located in the new Student Recreation Center. The HHPR faculty possess a wide array of specializations. The department offers undergraduate degree programs in Exercise Science, Recreation Services, Sport and Hospitality Management, and Physical Education, seven minors and certificates in Dance, Coaching, and Hospitality Management, as well as a graduate program in HHPR. Within each of the degree programs, there are emphases/concentration areas from which students select the professional paths that best fit their needs.

Learn more about our program objectives.

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