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Arkansas Tech University Latest Institution Awarded Accredited Degree Status by the IUSCA

The IUSCA is delighted to announce that Arkansas Tech University is the latest institution to be awarded Accredited Degree status for it's Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science program. This prestigious accreditation affirms the program's excellence in preparing students with a comprehensive education grounded in the science of health and human performance.

The BS in Health and Exercise Science program at ATU is designed to equip students with the foundational knowledge and practical skills necessary for a successful career in health, wellness, and exercise science. Through a curriculum that combines theoretical learning with hands-on experiences, students are prepared to make meaningful contributions to the health and fitness industry.

Dr Mike Waller, Professor and program lead said "Arkansas Tech University obtaining IUSCA Accreditation establishes credibility to our programs as a provider of quality instruction and dissemination of strength and conditioning evidence-based information. Additionally, the IUSCA accreditation will prepare our students with a high level of professional preparation for a career in strength & conditioning."

The accreditation process provided ATU with an invaluable opportunity to critically assess and enhance its BS in Health and Exercise Science program. This external validation by the IUSCA serves as a testament to the program's quality and its role in shaping future professionals in the field.

Arkansas Tech University's BS in Health and Exercise Science program focuses on a wide range of topics, from human anatomy and physiology to health promotion and exercise prescription. Students graduate with a deep understanding of how to design and implement effective exercise and wellness programs, assess and improve client health, and contribute to the scientific knowledge base of health and exercise science.

The IUSCA Accredited Degree Status highlights ATU's ongoing commitment to academic excellence and its success in preparing students for the dynamic and evolving field of health and exercise science. As the program continues to grow, it remains dedicated to providing an engaging and rigorous education that prepares students for leadership roles in health, wellness, and fitness.

Degree Accreditation by the IUSCA ensures that students have access to a curriculum that emphasizes practical experience, achieved through a variety of hands-on activities such as laboratory work, internships, and work placements, culminating in 750 hours of practical experience.

The achievements reported by institutions with IUSCA Degree Accreditation include:

  • 31% Increase in Student Recruitment

  • 11% Improvement in Student Retention

  • 14% Rise in Average Attainment

  • Enhanced Partnerships with Professional Teams and Organizations

For more information about the Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science program at Arkansas Tech University, please visit ATU's program page.



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