Tyra Vigil, an Exercise Science program student at Keiser University’s Flagship campus is applying the knowledge and skills she’s learned toward her externship at ECB Athletics in Panama City Beach, Florida.
Vigil, a Keiser University Flagship campus senior, is aiding in the development of social distancing strength and conditioning exercises designed to assist athletes in maintaining and building flexibility and muscle mass as they face COVID19 restrictions. She credits professors Dalton Oliver and John Crimmins for much of the knowledge she’s gained and recommends that those entering the profession ‘be a sponge to the insights of their teachers, coaches and other healthcare professionals’ while not hesitating to ask questions.
ECB Athletics is a non-profit, veteran owned organization established to inspire, train, and coach young athletes by providing elite training at the collegiate, high school and youth levels. Its programs are designed to support and strengthen athletes, regardless of age, athleticism, sport or goal.
Keiser University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science combines both didactic instructions integrated with supervised practice and externships necessary to provide the student with the necessary tools to be successful in this field. The focus of this program is to prepare the student to take three nationally recognized and accredited field certifications. In addition, the coursework focuses on preparing the student with a strong foundation in science-based General Educations and a balanced offering of Core classes. Following graduation from the Exercise Science program, students will have the necessary requirements to pursue a degree in a variety of medical fields including physical therapy.