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Exercise Science Club

Our mission is to make both a professional and fun organization that allows exercise science students to attend prestigious conferences and events, obtain volunteer, internship, and fieldwork opportunities, network in and outside of Grand Valley, and form relationships with other exercise science members. All this is to benefit the members of exercise science club for their future success.


Dues: $10.00 per semester or $15 per school year

Meeting Day: Every other Thursday

Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Campus: Allendale 

Meeting Room: Loutit Hall 103

Faculty Advisors: Dr. Steve Glass & Dr. Nick Lerma

Facebook - GVSU Exercise Science Club

Twitter - @GVSUExSciClub

Takes place twice each academic year, in December and April.

Engage in Research

Active and on-going research, or scholarship, is a requirement of all tenure-track faculty here at GVSU. Within the exercise science program, we have an extensive range of faculty research interests and are currently undertaking a number of exciting projects. Click below to view the Faculty Directory for the program, and click each name to learn more about that faculty members areas of research. 

EXS Faculty Directory

Students are welcome to contact faculty about the faculty member's research interests and current projects. Research can be performed for EXS 490 Internship credits, other independent study credits, or as a special project.  HOWEVER, before engaging in research with a faculty member, students must complete some FREE, online research training required for any exercise science project that involves human subjects.  

LEARN MORE about required (free) Research Training 


Professional Certifications

Do you see exercise as an important element in the prevention and treatment of disease, and want to motivate people to practice healthy behaviors? ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologists take training to an advanced level by conducting and interpreting physical fitness assessments and developing exercise prescriptions for people who are healthy or have medically controlled diseases.

Are you eligible?

Requires minimum of Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, or Kinesiology, and adult CPR/AED certification. Candidates are eligible to take the exam the last semester of their degree program. For more details (click here to see details of the eligible curriculum).

Professional Organizations

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