Second in the State to Receive National Accreditation

Left to Right: Dr. Daniel Henderson, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science; Dr. Shannon Crowley, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science and Dr. Meir Magal, Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Exercise Science

ROCKY MOUNT, NORTH CAROLINA— North Carolina Wesleyan College’s Exercise Science program has received national accreditation.  This prestigious recognition demonstrates the quality of the college’s program and assurance of a demanding program of study for graduates and prospective employers.

On January 11, 2018, NCWC’s Exercise Science Program received accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), the largest external, programmatic accrediting body of the health sciences professions. Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), CAAHEP reviews and accredits over 2,100 educational programs in 30 health science occupations. These programs are then required to be assessed on an ongoing basis to maintain the standards and guidelines of the specific profession.

Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Exercise Science, Dr. Meir Magal, stated, “This is truly an honor and proves that Wesleyan’s curriculum is robust, current and adequately preparing our students to become exercise professionals.”

The accreditation positions NCWC’s Exercise Science Program as one of two in the entire state and one of 55 in the United States to receive such recognition. Wesleyan is the only private college in North Carolina with this distinction.  The accredited program follows the standards and guidelines that were established by the Committee on accreditation for Exercise Science (CoAes) and prepares students to enter a multitude of health-related careers including cardiac rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation, corporate fitness/wellness, personal training and strength and conditioning. The program allows students to pursue a certification upon completion.

“Our Exercise Science major is one of the most popular programs we offer,” noted Dr. Evan Duff, Wesleyan Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, “The quality of the faculty and the curriculum is the best in the state. We are generating very positive student outcomes from the program that aids our students in job placement and acceptance to their graduate program of choice, which is the ultimate measure of success.”

N.C. Wesleyan is leading the way with their commitment to providing students with the best quality programs in the state. To learn more about the accreditation process visit or for details on North Carolina Wesleyan College’s Exercise Program go to



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