HLES - Exercise Science

The Exercise Science specialization (B.S. Health, Leisure, & Exercise Science) is designed for students interested in a career in the fitness industry or as preparation for graduate studies (including physical therapy, occupational therapy, medical school, etc.) and is endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

Students completing the degree requirements in this field of study are prepared to sit for numerous professional certifications offered by professional organizations (American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association, American Council on Exercise, etc.). For more specific information, visit the UWF Catalog.


Please note: You cannot register yourself for an internship or field experience. After your paperwork has been turned in and approved, the HLES Office will register you. 

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Career Opportunities:

  • Aerobics/Group Exercise Instructor
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Personal Fitness Instructor
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Aging Studies

Program Contact:

Dr. Ludmila Cosio-Lima
Faculty Advisor
Phone: (850)474-2592
Office: Building 72 Room 220
Email: lcosiolima@uwf.edu