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Summer Pre-College: The Science Behind Exercise and Movement

Earn college credits this summer while you explore career options in allied health.

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Summer Pre-College: The Science Behind Exercise and Movement

In-Person Session II: July 9 - July 22, 2023

Physical activity has significant health benefits for our bodies and for our minds. Yet as popular as health and fitness has become in our society, 1 in 4 adults does not meet the global recommended levels of physical activity. Even those that do exercise regularly are still often left with many questions surrounding exercise… Should I run at a faster pace or for a longer distance? Lift heavier weight or perform more repetitions? Adopt an intermittent fasting routine or reduce overall caloric intake? How can exercise aid in the prevention and treatment of such conditions as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity?

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Welcome to Marist

Marist College is a highly selective and comprehensive institution noted for its leadership in combining a liberal arts foundation with a professional education. When prospective students visit Marist–our beautiful location on the Hudson River, top-notch facilities, the personal attention and expertise of our faculty, and the sheer enjoyment of their experience here–they want to join our community. At Marist, students get a premium education, develop career-ready skills, make lifelong friends, and graduate as the next generation of leaders ready to tackle a rapidly evolving world.

The Science Behind Exercise and Movement Program goals:

At the completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the learning outcomes listed below.

  • Develop an understanding of basic nutrition, functional anatomy, applied physiology, and exercise prescription;

  • Understand how several key physiological systems are regulated during exercise;

  • Analyze human movement using biomechanical principles;

  • Learn to prescribe training guidelines to optimize muscle strength and endurance;

  • Discuss the contribution of diet and exercise in the prevention and treatment of disease;

  • Explore different career opportunities in allied-health and wellness promotion

Earn College Credit Over the Summer

Marist Summer Pre-College is geared toward sophomores and juniors in high school. Upon successful completion of the The Science Behind Exercise and Movement Program, each student will earn three (3) transferrable credits for the Marist College course HLTH192, The Science of Movement and Exercise.

Program Cost

Please see below for the 2023 Pre-College program costs. Cost includes tuition & fees, housing & all meals, field trips, and all course materials. Cost does not include travel expenses. Students may wish to bring funds for incidentals, shopping at the Marist Bookstore or the local mall, souvenirs, and any personal items they wish to purchase.