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N.C. Wesleyan program accredited

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BY AMELIA HARPER
Staff Writer

Monday, January 29, 2018

N.C. Wesleyan College’s exercise science program has received a rare level of national accreditation, the college recently announced.

Wesleyan College’s exercise science program received accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program, the largest external, programmatic accrediting body of the health sciences professions, the college said in a press release. Wesleyan College’s Exercise Science Program is one of two in the state and one of only 55 in the United States to receive such recognition. 

“This is truly an honor and proves that Wesleyan’s curriculum is robust, current and adequately preparing our students to become exercise professionals,” said Dr. Meir Magal, program coordinator and associate professor of exercise science at N.C. Wesleyan College.

This prestigious recognition demonstrates the quality of the college’s program and assurance of a demanding program of study for graduates and prospective employers, the press release said.

Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program  reviews and accredits over 2,100 educational programs in 30 health science occupations. These programs are then required to be assessed on an ongoing basis to maintain the standards and guidelines of the specific profession.

N.C. Wesleyan’s exercise science program prepares students to enter a multitude of health-related careers such as cardiac rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation, corporate fitness and wellness, personal training and strength and conditioning. The program also prepares students to pursue a certification in these areas after graduation.

“Our exercise science major is one of the most popular programs we offer,” Dr. Evan Duff, provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at N.C. Wesleyan College, said in a statement. “The quality of the faculty and the curriculum is the best in the state. We are generating very positive student outcomes from the program that aids our students in job placement and acceptance to their graduate program of choice, which is the ultimate measure of success.”

To learn more about N.C. Wesleyan College’s exercise science program, go to http://ncwc.edu/academics/majors-minors/exercise-science/

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