Exercise and Health Strategies

About this program

The focus of the exercise and health strategies major is to prepare professionals who are ready to improve health through exercise and increased activity.  Thomas More’s graduates will be able to help individuals, teams, and communities because of the unique multidisciplinary approach of this program.

For more information on this program, please go to the Department of Sports Sciences homepage.

Why study Exercise and Health Strategies at Thomas More University?

The exercise and health strategies major is unique to Thomas More because each student chooses an area of concentration (e.g. personal health, community health, business, or computer information systems) outside of exercise to augment the exercise and health core of the major. The areas of concentration allow students to target an area of interest and be ready to contribute to that area upon graduation.

Who will I be learning from?


Chair, Department of Sports Sciences
Program Director, Athletic Training
B.S., Miami University;
M.S., Miami University;
Ph.D. Brigham Young University
Office Phone 859-344-3528;
E-mail: griffic@thomasmore.edu
Office Address: SEHC 210

Assistant Professor
B.S. Kent State University
M.A. Kent State University
Ph.D. Louisiana State University

What careers will be open to me?

Students will be prepared to take the following certification exams

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS)
  • Health Coach
  • Personal Trainer
  • Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C)

Students may pursue careers in the following areas

  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Government Agencies such and Health and Human Services
  • Operating websites for health-based companies
  • Pharmaceutical sales
  • Medical goods sales

Students may pursue advanced degrees in the following fields

  • Exercise Science
  • Biomechanics
  • Business
  • Health Promotion
  • Public Health

What experiential learning opportunities will I have?

The Department of Sports Sciences has agreements for experiential learning opportunities with St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Mercy Health, Beacon Orthopedics, NovaCare, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Drayer Physical Therapy, Black Sheep Performance, ProForce Sports Performance, Five Seasons, and Silverlake/Better Bodies.