Dr. John Roncone
Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator
Sport Science and Wellness Education
Exercise Science Technology
Office: D-206
Phone: 330-684-8771
Email: roncone@uakron.edu

Exercise science is the study of how physical activity and the mental aspects of the human body work together to improve the body physically. The exercise science technology field focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary to increase the health and wellness of individuals, and to work in commercial, community, corporate, and clinical settings. Professionals in exercise science technology include fitness workers such as trainers and wellness coaches.

EST Curriculum Guide

Wellness Resource Link

UAWC Exercise Science Technology Joint Advisory Committee and Internship Sites (PDF)

UAWC Learning Outcomes and Exercise Science Technology Program Outcomes (PDF)

Health-Related Resources and Links (PDF)

What our Graduates have to say:

"Starting my two-year EST degree at Wayne College was one of the best decisions of my life. Completing the EST program propelled me to finish my BS degree and find a job in the exercise science field right after graduation."
- James Rutt, BS, NSCA-CPT, EST Graduate 2012; ES Graduate 2013

"Choosing to pursue degrees in the Exercise Science field was a marvelous decision which allowed me to form friendships and contacts that have led to tremendous career opportunities. It is the outstanding instructors, who provide real life insight about their own careers and motivate their students to strive for excellence in and out of the classroom. Thanks to all of my current and former instructors I will obtain my Exercise Science Technology Associate Degree May 2014, pursue my Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science, and then strive for my Master’s Degree."
- Ms. Ayla Uhl, CPT


  • Fitness Workers
  • Wellness Coaches
  • Fitness Trainers
  • Other fitness paraprofessional positions
  • Commercial settings such as for-profit, commercially run, healthfitness facilities
  • Community settings such as organizations and agencies with public parks and recreation agencies, schools and universities, hotels, country clubs, and residential health-fitness developments
  • Corporate settings, such as in-house, health-fitness facilities and services found in large and small businesses
  • Clinical settings, such as hospital-based health fitness facilities in areas of physical therapy, sports medicine and cardiac rehabilitation

Getting Started

Learn more by downloading our printable brochure

Course curriculum guides are in adobe PDF format. If you don’t have Adobe Acrobat Reader, download it here.

John Roncone

The University of Akron Wayne College

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Phone: 330-683-2010
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