Students select the FGCU Exercise Science major for a variety of reasons. However, the program's most distinctive elements are:
The "hands-on" approach to learning about exercise science, wellness and human performance. The course classes in the major all have required concurrent laboratory experiences that focus on "doing" instead of passive learning.
Year-long experiential learning (i.e. internships) designed to provide both real world and the expansion of knowledge, skills and abilities learned in the previous courses and laboratory experiences.
The rigorous evidence based best practice approach to learning about exercise science, human movement, health/wellness and human performance.
The opportunity to learn the gross anatomy lab as an undergraduate.
In addition, to the above reasons, students learn in an atmosphere that is conducive to learning in state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms with small class sizes. Finally, high level students have also enjoyed the opportunity to work on faculty projects and research.