Hiram College

 A Firm Foundation for the Future

A Hiram education ensures that students have been exposed to studies across many disciplines and graduate with the critical thinking skills needed to enter a variety of career fields or graduate study. The major in integrative exercise science is designed to educate students in a way that opens up many pathways to future careers. Although additional education might be necessary for certain careers, the IES major ensures you are well prepared for whatever your next step may be.

Two tracks of focus and paired career outcomes:

Sports Health Track: prepares students for various graduate opportunities in the medical and allied health professions including, but not limited to: physical therapy, athletic training, occupational therapy, physician’s assistant, nutrition or clinical exercise physiology.

Human Performance Track: prepares students with an interest in sport, fitness and wellness professions including graduate studies in areas such as interscholastic, intercollegiate or professional sport strength and conditioning, personal training, coaching, wellness and health promotion or corporate fitness.

Certification opportunities:

The integrative exercise science curriculum is designed to allow students to obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully pass major certification exams that are often necessary for career opportunities. Major certifying organizations include the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Recent graduates:

  • Amber Berumen Baker (21) – accepted into the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) DPT program
  • Tawnie Vair (21) – accepted into Youngstown State University DPT program
  • Hannah Ward (21) – accepted into Youngstown State University DPT program
  • Nick Kapantas (21) – Fitness Director at The Union Club
  • Porsche Mercer (21) – Fitness Specialist at Sherwin-Williams
  • Caroline Watson (20) – accepted into the University of Pittsburg OTD program
  • Kaitlyn Morse (20) – accepted into the University of Mount Union PA program
  • Lauren Caldwell (20) – accepted into the University of Mount Union DPT program
  • Gabby Cindric (20) – Wellness Coordinator at Trilogy
  • Trever Wendel (19) – accepted into Kent State University MSAT program; Assistant Athletic Trainer at Hiram College
  • Derek Kopanic (19) – accepted into Youngstown State University DPT program
  • Alina Mille (18) – accepted into the University of Mount Union DPT program; Physical Therapist at Phoenix Physical Therapy