The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science equips students with a wide variety of skills and backgrounds to support a multitude of sport and fitness careers. This degree is appropriate for students interested in personal training, sports administration/management, sport leadership, exercise physiology, biomechanics, strength and conditioning, athletic coaching, and fitness specialties. Upon completion, a number of students apply and are accepted into the following professional schools: physician assistant, dental, medical, pharmacy, and physical therapy. To accommodate these careers, we offer courses that are both academically and physically challenging. This unique degree offers science based courses in the field of health and wellness as well as performance based activity courses.
The Department offers a course in “Strength and Conditioning in Sport” that is nationally recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) where students have an opportunity to become Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS). The “Exercise Testing and Prescription” course prepares students to obtain their personal training certification through the American College of Sports Medicine. Other courses offered include, but are not limited to, Track & Field, Nutrition and Fitness, First Aid & CPR, Anatomy & Physiology, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology and Psychology of Physical Activity. Students also have practicum/internship opportunities to perform 300 hours to develop practical skills in the area of their chosen profession. This degree provides a broad foundation of exercise science expertise that prepares students for a large variety of career options.
Further information about the Exercise Science Program can be found on the Undergraduate Advising website.
Exercise Science Curriculum
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Program Description (PDF)
Applications and Admissions
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