B.S. in Exercise Science

Exercise Science encompasses a diverse field of study from personal training to clinical laboratory research. Students prepare for careers in clinical, corporate, community, or commercial settings in which exercise testing and prescription is a primary focus. Coursework is designed to aid students in their preparation for nationally recognized certifications, including those offered by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

An undergraduate degree in Exercise Science may also serve as a step toward the pursuit of a graduate degree in exercise physiology or related area. Students also enter specialized programs leading to careers in strength and conditioning, physical or occupational therapy, cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation, nutrition, physician’s assistant, chiropractic medicine, and clinical research.

Careers for this Major:

  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Specialist; Exercise Technologist in cardiology suites
  • Personal Trainer/Exercise leader
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach for College, University and professional sports programs
  • Laboratory Researcher in exercise science
  • Sports Nutritionist
  • Corporate Fitness Program Director
  • Sports and Wellness Program Instructor and Director
  • Health Promotion Specialist

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