"Thank you for your interest in the exercise physiology society at BYU-Idaho. As you involve yourself with the proactive students who participate heavily in the society you will have an unparalleled opportunity to interact with the future leaders in this field. I've been privileged to interact extensively with the exercise physiology society during my time here at BYU-Idaho and I feel that I have had numerous opportunities to improve my learning and increase my scholarship as I have traveled with them on visits to other college campuses, prepared talks for their meetings, and spent time just asking them questions about what they are learning and their opinions about the topics related to exercise.
"I encourage you to immerse yourself as much as possible in their activities and serve in a leadership role if the opportunity presents itself. Your involvement will help you navigate through your degree program, clarify your career goals and prepare you for what you will do after graduation whether you will directly enter the workforce or pursue advanced education. However, I must also mention that the degree to which the society meets your needs is directly related to the amount you are willing to engage. For example, if you would like to see something happening, please get involved and make it happen. The faculty and administration take the collective action of academic societies seriously, so please contribute to the effort and we will do what we can to support you!"
- Brother Kimpel, HRHP Department Chair
Exercise Physiology Society
The purpose of the Exercise Physiology Society is to assist in student learning by helping prepare, mentor, and seek out opportunities for future careers and jobs within the field of exercise physiology.
These societies are designed to create greater opportunities for students to obtain appropriate experience, be a bridge of communication between students and faculty, and provide opportunities for students to network.
Connect with the Exercise Physiology Society
While attending BYU-Idaho students are strongly encouraged to attend the conferences of national societies. These provide invaluable networking opportunities and often lead to career opportunities.
The two main organizations in the field of exercise physiology are The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Additionally, the ACSM has an active regional chapter in the Northwest which also holds an annual meeting.
Students can receive 1 upper division credit for attending an approved conference. Students must make the instructor aware of their intent to attend a conference and register for ESS 455 during the semester which the conference is attended.
The Exercise Physiology program provides peer mentors to assist students regarding sequencing of classes, class combinations, study techniques, practicum hour location possibilities, etc.
Students who are majoring in this field are strongly encouraged to meet with a peer mentor in order to best plan their degree audit. This should be a student's first stop for advising regarding the Exercise Physiology major.
Exercise Physiology Peer Mentor
Students can increase employability by increasing skills set. Students should be seeking ways to gain certifications. Some certifications that students can obtain or are prepared for while attending and taking courses are the following: