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Central Connecticut State University

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Central Connecticut State University is a regional, comprehensive public university dedicated to learning in the liberal arts and sciences and to education for the professions. Comprising four schools —Business; Education & Professional Studies; Graduate Studies; and Engineering, Science & Technology, in addition to the Carol Ammon College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences — CCSU offers undergraduate and graduate programs through the Master's and sixth-year levels and the EdD in Educational Leadership. Committed to offering Connecticut citizens access to distinctive academic programs of high quality, the University is also a responsive and creative intellectual and economic resource for the people and institutions of our state. More than 85 percent of CCSU graduates remain in Connecticut, contributing to the intellectual, cultural, and economic health of the state.

CCSU is, above all else, a vibrant learning-centered community dedicated to teaching and to scholarship. Education at the undergraduate and graduate level balances academic challenge and personal support, leading students to become thoughtful, responsible, and successful citizens. The faculty's commitment to scholarly inquiry ensures the intellectual vitality of our classrooms. A network of study-abroad opportunities, overseas inter-institutional arrangements, and other internationally focused educational programming prepare students to become "global citizens," responsive to a world of cultural differences who are able to succeed in an increasingly international marketplace.

Types of Degrees offered:

B.S. in Exercise Science M.S. in PE with concentration in Exercise Science

School Summary

CCSU's Exercise Science program trains students to be leaders in physical activity, exercise, and allied-health related professions through academic, practical, and research experiences. Students are prepared for employment in the fitness industry, including corporate wellness and strength and conditioning centers. This rigorous program also allows students to transition seamlessly into a graduate program or professional health-care degree program. Students are given the necessary cognitive and practical experiences for national certification through the American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association and the National Academy of Sports Medicine.


Exercise Science

Type of School



  • New Britain CT

Program Delivery