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. The 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 and professional certification are prepared for the following entry-level positions:
an exercise/ fitness specialist, group fitness instructor, or personal trainer (potential employment settings include corporate fitness programs, community exercise/ wellness settings, health clubs, and similar fitness related organizations)
a strength and conditioning coach (potential employment settings include high school, college, and professional sport teams)
The program also serves as a foundation for pursuing health-related careers such as physical therapy, physician assistant studies, or other graduate studies in areas such as clinical exercise physiology, cardiac rehabilitation, and research.
Department of Kinesiology
Burdick Hall, Room 120
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Students intending to pursue
graduate studies in exercise science- related fields or physical therapy are advised to take CHEM 131/L and PHYS 211.