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Exercise Science

  • First institution in the U.S. to obtain accreditation from the International Universities Strength and Conditioning Association (IUSCA)
  • Log more than 500+ hours of hands-on learning to launch a career as a physical therapist, occupational therapist, athletic trainer, strength and conditioning specialist, fitness trainer, athletic coach, or exercise physiologists
  • Specialized equipment used to measure human performance including top of the line heart rate monitors, force plates, and workout equipment

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Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

The WIU NOYCE grant addresses the teacher shortage in West-Central Illinois by funding scholars intent on becoming secondary STEM teachers in high-needs districts in the area.

— Bob Mann, Professor, Mathematics and Philosophy

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Gateway for the Next Generation of ATF Agents

Having graduated from WIU in 1998 and interned with ATF, I can attest that WIU provides the foundation necessary to secure a position in federal law enforcement.

— Anthony Zito, Special Agent/Certified Explosives Specialist (CES) and Certified Fire Investigator (CFI)

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Center for Performing Arts Construction Underway

The Center for Performing Arts will cement the foundation of excellence that is performing arts at Western Illinois University. When the center is complete, WIU will be THE destination for arts and culture in our region and beyond.

—Billy Clow, Dean, College of Fine Arts and Communication

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