The primary role of the CoAES is to establish standards and guidelines for academic programs that facilitate the preparation of students seeking employment in the health, fitness, and exercise industry. The secondary role of the CoAES is to establish and implement a process of self-study, review, and recommendation for all programs seeking CAAHEP accreditation.
Programmatic accreditation through CAAHEP is specifically intended for Exercise Science or related departments (Physical Education, Kinesiology, etc.) with a professional preparation tract designed for students seeking employment opportunities in the health, fitness, and exercise industry.
Examples of relevant employment opportunities include, but are not limited to, the following environments:
Commercial Fitness Centers
Corporate Fitness/Wellness Programs
University Wellness/Adult Fitness Programs
Hospitals/Clinics with specialities in Cardiac and/or Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Municipal/City Recreation/Family Centers
Activity Centers for Older Adults
Jewish Community Centers
Worksite Health Promotion Programs
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