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Marshall 2013
11/22/13:  Sammy Marshall, an exercise science major from Naperville, IL, is featured in this 30-second commercial spot.
 Click here to check out her story.
Jeff Galloway and Exercise Science Students
5/1/13: Olympian Jeff Galloway talks with exercise science students about endurance running.  Click here to learn more
Exercise Science Trip 2013
4/11/13. Exercise Science students visit Lifetime Fitness in Schaumburg, IL during the ESSA Spring 2013 Trip. 
IAHPERD 2012
11/15/12. Exercise Science students present their research projects at the IAHPERD Conference in St. Charles, IL.
COEHS Gala - Fall 2012
9/15/12: Ex. Science alumni Jr Niklos, Marianna Vaughn, Sara Janicek, Megan Ervin,and Kim Adams attend the COEHS Gala.
NSCA 2012
7/14/12: Logan Ponce (Exercise Science '12) meets Coach Vermeil at the 2012 NSCA National Conference in Providence, RI.
Exercise Science 2012
6/30/12: Megan Ervin crowned as Miss Illinois.  Click here to read more.
Undergraduate Research Day 2012
4/18/12: Abbie Covemaker and Zach Brehm discuss their research with Provost Hawkinson and President Thomas at WIU Undergraduate Research Day.
Undergraduate Research Day 2012
4/18/12: Logan Ponce presents his research at WIU Undergraduate Research Day.
ShapeUp Illinois 2012
3/7/12: Exercise Science students Chris Duguay & Abbie Covemaker meet with Senatory John Sullivan in Springfield during ShapeUp Illinois.
ESSA 2012
3/7/12: Spring 2012 members of the Exercise Science Student Association (ESSA).
Exercise Science
Exercise fitness testing in the lab in Brophy Hall
Rocky
1/4/12:  WIU's Rocky.
Exercise Science
9/29/11 Exercise Science students working out with Joe Decker '98, the World's Fittest Man
Exercise Science
9/29/11 Exercise Science students working out with Joe Decker '98, the World's Fittest Man
Exercise Science
9/29/11 Exercise Science students working out with Joe Decker '98, the World's Fittest Man
Department of Kinesiology

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Exercise Science Program at WIU is to develop competent and contributing professionals by;

  • providing a science-based curriculum addressing the physical and psychological aspects of human movement
  • promoting a physically active lifestyle across the lifespan within a diverse society
  • providing practical experiences and service learning opportunities in a variety of environments
  • preparing leaders in such professional fields as strength and conditioning, wellness, fitness, allied health, sport and movement analysis, and activity programming
  • preparing students for success in graduate study and professional programs.

 

NSCA RECOGNITION

"For successfully meeting established criteria, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) officially recognizes Western Illinois University's Educational Program in Strength and Conditioning". WIU's Exercise Science & Fitness major now meets the guidelines and criteria set by the only accredited national governing body for fitness and strength certifications NSCA.

 

Student Spotlight

Mike Weiman

Mike Weiman
BS Exercise Science
2011 AKA Undergraduate Scholar Award Winner