Exercise Science BS
April 14, 2023
Monroe High School student athletes learn about sports and nutrition from RIT Athletics and the Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition
RIT Athletics and the Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition partnered with Monroe High School in the Rochester City School District to bring student athletes to campus earlier this semester for hands-on learning about sports and nutrition.
October 7, 2022
Concussions and college students—When is it safe to return to the classroom?
Zachary Bevilacqua, visiting assistant professor of exercise science in RIT’s Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition, is exploring the prognostic use of oculomotor testing to assess a concussed student’s readiness to return to academics.
August 9, 2022
College of Health Sciences and Technology adopts new organizational structure
RIT’s College of Health Sciences and Technology is preparing for significant growth with a new streamlined organizational structure. The move clarifies direct reporting and aligns the college with the university’s model of grouping programs under departments.
April 23, 2022
Three student teams push the boundaries to improve society in new competition
Three student teams showed what technology, the arts, and design means at RIT. They designed technology to help astronauts keep physically fit in space, incorporated virtual reality to enhance signing and captioning support for the Deaf, and built a modern sculpture of the human body made of computers.
March 24, 2022
College of Health Sciences and Technology and RIT baseball partnership creates biomechanics lab
Students and faculty from the exercise science program are using high-speed cameras, motion capture technology, and other sensors to analyze the motions of RIT baseball players as they swing the bat.
June 11, 2021
RIT wins award to develop game design training platform as part of NASA’s Moon-to-Mars Mission
RIT faculty-researchers will develop a game-design training system that could help astronauts maintain balance, motor skills, and other cognitive functions while in space. NASA, in partnership with the National Space Grant Foundation, has selected six university teams, including RIT, to develop innovative design ideas that will help NASA advance and execute its Moon to Mars exploration objectives.
February 19, 2021
Meet College of Health Sciences and Technology Dean Yong ‘Tai’ Wang
RIT’s College of Health Sciences and Technology began the year under new leadership with Dean Yong “Tai” Wang. Wang joined RIT in January from the University of Texas at Tyler. His research focuses on rehabilitative biomechanics related to wheelchair locomotion and Tai Chi exercise.
May 17, 2017
Army vet first to receive exercise science degreeWith a leap of faith, Rachael (Gardner) Aho transferred to RIT before the exercise science BS degree was officially in place. In her senior year, Aho became the first student to enroll in the program.
March 16, 2017
RIT to offer BS in exercise scienceRIT’s College of Health Sciences and Technology is offering a BS degree in exercise science, with its first freshman class beginning in the fall semester.