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New Major, Two Minors Added By Evangel

Evangel University's Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department has added a new major and two new minors to its curriculum. The Exercise Science major, Personal Training minor and Sports Administration minor will be available to students this fall. "The demand for qualified future professionals in the allied health market is excellent," said Dr. Keith Hardy, department chair. "The Exercise Science major will prepare students entering these fields of study. The Personal Training and Sport Administration minor will prepare other majors for the challenges that await them in today's growing fitness market." The Exercise Science program is designed to prepare students for entry into graduate school in one of the disciplines related to physical and occupational therapy or other health-related fields such as physician assistant or medical imaging. For those students not intending to pursue a graduate education, the Exercise Science program prepares them for employment as an exercise specialist in community, corporate or clinical settings. The Personal Training minor is for students who wish to become personal trainers or group fitness instructors. The program includes extensive hands-on training and a 10-week internship program. The Sports Administration minor is for students who wish to learn how to manage sporting events and facilities. For additional information, call Ann Stekete at (417) 865-2815, ext. 7283. To learn more about Evangel, located in Springfield, Missouri, see

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