The Exercise Science Club is an undergraduate student-run club that looks to educate as well as advocate the health and wellness of all Sacred Heart students and the community. The EX Club allows exercise science majors as well as non-exercise science majors the opportunity to socialize and share the common belief in a health lifestyle. Meetings are held once a month so commitment is not as time consuming. The club allows members a unique chance to attend regional ACSM conferences, especially the individuals that take part in the clubs events, all which focus on one part of SHU LACES: Leadership, Academic, Community, Exercise, Service.
The Exercise Science Club is affiliated with Wakeman Boys and Girls Club whose mission is to guide and inspire young people to reach their full potential. This organization coordinated an award-winning program at McKinley Elementary School that relies on more than 300 volunteers each year who coach, mentor, tutor, serve on event committees and their Board of Trustees and Unit Advisory Boards and teach programs to children.
“The Exercise Science Club is a student run organization open to all students interested in the field of Exercise Science and allows for students to learn about various potential careers after leaving SHU. Students are able to form a network of friends in the club that they are able to collaborate and study with as well, which is very helpful. My favorite part of the club is the ability for students like myself to have hands on experience in the field based on what they have learned in the classroom through volunteer events in the community, such as Wakeman’s Boys & Girls Club, the Kennedy Center, and the local Special Olympics. In addition, members in the club have had the ability to impact many people in the community through various fundraising events.” -Brielle Ciccio, Class of 2021