The Exercise Science Major at Lasell has a professional focus, rooted in Connected Learning, that seeks to educate students by promoting self-expression, academic exploration and critical thinking in academic, civic, and career-relevant areas.
Lasell College provides an active learning environment that robustly links learning to multiple experiences. The community is a collaborative one powered by possibilities, enhanced by high social interaction and meaningful practices. 100% of students complete at least one internship to gain experience and build their resumes. Located just outside of Boston, Lasell is a professional and educational hub of opportunities with small class sizes to provide a co-constructed, supportive learning space. At Lasell, many doors are opened for our students, they just have to choose which one to go through.
- The Athletic Training and Exercise Science Department offers students personalized field experiences in prestigious athletic programs and allied health facilities throughout the greater Boston area.
- Lasell's distinguished faculty supports the success of our students, by linking academic expertise with professional experiences with NCAA athletics, professional sports, hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, and fitness centers.
- Students learn to communicate with patients and care providers, formulate therapeutic judgements, and engage in disciplinary research.
- The Exercise Science Major is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in accordance with guidelines set forth by the Commission on Accreditation for Exercise Science (CoAES). In addition to being CoAES and CAHHEP accredited, the program is endorsed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
The Connected Learning philosophy at Lasell combines traditional approaches with active learning experiences to prepare students to succeed in a diverse, complex world. Within the Exercise Science Major, students complete Connected Learning projects, such as:
- Work with Fiona, New England's first SynDaver, a synthetic human made from the world's most sophisticated tissues and body parts, which mimics a live patient in our clinical classroom setting.
- While enrolled in the Exercise Science Program, students have the opportunity to acquire certifications in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Strength and Conditioning, and Coaching Education.
- Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the National Strength and Conditioning Associates (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Exam; National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer Exam; and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Exercise Physiologist Exam.
- In the Kinesiology (EXSC222) course, students study in a cadaver donor lab so as to gain a better understanding of muscular and skeletal anatomy and joint motion.
- Students take part in an Olympic Lifting Seminar, learning to engage and demonstrate Olympic techniques.
With the Exercise Science Major at Lasell, students have pursued careers as:
- Athletic Director
- Physical Education Teacher
- Health Fitness Instructor
- Corporate Fitness Director
Specifically, Exercise Science graduates enjoy a variety of exciting career outcomes, such as:
Graduate School, Strength and Conditioning, Springfield College
Judy Allen, Class of 2008
Graduate School, Strength and Conditioning, George Washington
Jamie Faro, Class of 2008
Physical Therapy Graduate School, UMASS Lowell
Deb Rossetsky, Class of 2008
Strength and Conditioning Specialist Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, Assist. Strength and Conditioning Coach Worcester Sharks (AHL)
Jamie Rodrigues, Class of 2005
|Course Code||Course Title||Credits|
|AT103||Techniques of Emergency Care||3|
|AT202||Foundations in Sport Medicine||4|
|BIO205||Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|BIO206||Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|EXSC101||Essentials of Musculoskeletal Anatomy||2|
|EXSC107||Lifestyles & Human Behavior||3|
|EXSC304||Exercise Testing & Prescription||4|
|EXSC305||Strength Training & Conditioning||4|
|EXSC307||Advanced Sports Performance||3|
|EXSC401||Exercise Science Seminar II||2|
|EXSC403||Exercise for Special Populations||3|
|EXSC405||Organization & Healthcare Administration||3|
|EXSC406||Advanced Topics in Exercise Physiology||3|
|EXSC410||Exercise Science Field Experience I||3|
|EXSC420||Exercise Science Field Experience II||6|
|EXSC430||Exercise Science Capstone||3|
|PHYS111||General Physics I (KP)||4|
|PSYC101||Psychological Perspectives (KP)||3|
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Office of Admission
1844 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466
For more information about the Exercise Science curriculum, click here.
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