Exercise Science BS

Our students develop a strong foundation in anatomy, exercise physiology, biomechanics, neuroscience, exercise prescription, and exercise nutrition through rigorous coursework. The science-based curriculum prepares graduates to work with individuals across the lifespan to promote healthy lifestyle changes through basic interventions and referrals. Graduates are well prepared and encouraged to take a national certification exam, such as the ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C) or the NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with faculty on ongoing research projects. The BS in Exercise Science prepares students for advanced study in graduate programs in exercise physiology, nutrition and other health-related professions.

The hands-on lab work, coupled with a one-semester internship experience, prepares graduates for entry-level positions focusing on health/fitness, cardiac rehabilitation, injury and disease prevention, community health and wellness, or performance enhancement. The ES program is also excellent preparation for other health professions’ programs, such as medicine, public health, chiropractic, physical therapy or physician's assistant.

Last updated: November 8, 2018 10:25 am EST