Students majoring in exercise science examine
the relationship between exercise and human performance
and the role of physical activity in the promotion of
healthy lifestyles. Exercise science consists of several
overlapping disciplines, including biomechanics,
exercise physiology and biochemistry, growth and
development, exercise nutrition, measurement and
evaluation, and exercise psychology.
program of study is designed to provide an effective
blend of classroom instruction and practical experience.
Following graduation, students are strongly
encouraged to seek professional certification through the American College of Sports Medicine or the National Strength and Conditioning Association to enhance their opportunities for employment.
Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in
exercise science are prepared for the following entry-level
exercise/ fitness specialist, group fitness
instructor, or personal trainer
(employment settings include
corporate fitness programs, community exercise/
wellness settings, health clubs, and similar fitness
strength and conditioning coach
(employment settings include high school, college,
and professional sport teams)
program also serves as a
foundation for pursuing health-related careers as a physical therapist or physician's assistant, as well as