Welcome to the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies

The Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies is an undergraduate program serving more than 1,000 students who are working towards a Bachelor of Science degree in four distinct programs.  Three programs are health-science related:  Applied Kinesiology, Exercise Science, and Exercise Physiology.  The other program is business-oriented:  Sport Management.

The department also sponsors two outreach programs:  the Youth Sports Research Council and the Center for Exercise and Aging.


1st Annual Rutgers Human Performance Conference

Rutgers University is pleased to announce the 1st Annual Human Performance Conference on its New Brunswick Campus!  This unique conference is being held in conjuction with the International Society of Sports Nutrition and is designed to address topics that will be of interest to coaches, athletes, students, scientists, personal trainers, and strength & conditioning professionals.

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Exercise Science Students Help the Elderly Get in Shape

'Exercise and Aging' course helps plan Senior Olympics; students visit assisted living centers

By Laura Perillo
Exercise Science Students Help the Elderly Get in Shape
Credit: Nick Romanenko
Susan Kaplowitz , who teaches Rutgers' "Exercise and Aging" course and Kelly Kwon (SAS '11) help Arthur Powanda with a tactile manipulation hamstring stretch.

For older people, it’s a chance to show they’re still physically vital.

For Rutgers undergraduates, it’s a moment of inspiration and an opportunity to get some hands-on experience in the field of senior health and fitness.

The New Jersey Senior Olympic Games, which took place in this month, drew more than 700 older athletes for 16 sporting events, including basketball, swimming, bowling, darts, billiards, fencing, track and field, and softball.

Rutgers students in an “Exercise and Aging” class in the School of Arts and Sciences helped plan the games, kept score, and assisted the athletes. As part of their course, the students also develop exercise programs and work with residents of nursing homes and assisted living centers in the New Brunswick area.

Susan Kaplowitz, the director of the Center for Exercise and Aging in Rutgers’ Department of Exercise Science and Sports Studies and a certified personal trainer, says the experience her students gained was crucial.

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