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Lake Michigan College, Western Michigan University announce new Exercise Science transfer agreement

Lake Michigan College and Western Michigan University have reached a new transfer agreement, which allows LMC students who complete an associate degree in Exercise Science to transfer seamlessly to Western’s bachelor's degree program. 

LMC's Exercise Science program, part of the Department of Natural Science, Exercise Science, and Wellness, provides students with a foundation in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and more. After completing the program at LMC, students can transfer to Western's Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science program with concentrations in clinical/pre-professional, human performance, and strength and conditioning. 

"This partnership serves as a stepping stone for LMC graduates looking to further their careers in the fitness and medical fields," said Dr. John Beck, LMC's Chair of the Department of Natural Science, Exercise Science, and Wellness. "It will allow LMC graduates to seamlessly continue their studies at Western and capitalize on the growing career opportunities in this field." 

"We are ecstatic to offer this opportunity to our students,” added Melissa Grau, LMC’s Executive Director, Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Life. “This collaboration opens up several new opportunities for our students." 

Exercise Science prepares students for various careers in healthcare, fitness, and beyond. With a bachelor's degree, jobs include exercise physiologist, strength and conditioning coach, cardiac rehabilitation specialist, and more. Those who complete master's and doctoral degrees can become physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, and researchers. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Exercise Science is expected to grow by 13 percent over the next decade, faster than average across all occupations. 

This new partnership is also part of the  MiTransfer Pathways in Exercise Science and Michigan Transfer Agreement eligible, allowing a smooth transfer of credits. 

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Exercise equipment in the Wellness Center

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