Exercise Science

Study Abroad: Santiago, Dominican Republic

Program Date: May 10th - June 14th 2013

Location: Santiago, Dominican Republic

Courses Offered: MOV 300 (Kinesiology)
& LAS 210 (Exploring Latin America) - Gen Ed course

Financial Aid available

Contact: Dr. Heather Gulgin 
Phone: 616-331-8871

Dominican Republic

The Exercise Science Program at Grand Valley State University prepares students for careers and graduate education related to physical activity, exercise, health & sport.  Our program is divided into two emphasis areas: Health Fitness Instruction and Clinical Exercise.  The Health Fitness Instruction emphasis prepares students for careers related to personal training and corporate fitness.   The Clinical Exercise emphasis prepares students for careers related to physical therapy, physician assistant, cardiac rehabilitation, and other allied health careers.


Exercise Science Faculty Members Left to Right

Amy Crawley, Chris Beaudoin, Ross Sherman,
Jeff Lemmer, Heather Peddie, Heather Gulgin

Program Coordinator: Ross Sherman

To prepare students for physical activity, exercise, health & sport related professions through academic, practical, and research experiences.  Our students will have the knowledge and skills to promote and impact their health and that of society.


The Exercise Science program in the Movement Science Department at Grand Valley State University is committed to being nationally recognized for its excellence in teaching and scholarship.  Through our excellence, we prepare future leaders in the areas of health, physical activity, exercise, and sport.  We achieve excellence in teaching by using innovative teaching strategies that incorporate active student learning. We complement excellence in teaching with innovative scholarship addressing critical issues related to health, fitness, and sports performance across the life span.


The Exercise Science Department is a member of AKA.

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