Exercise Science

What is Exercise Science

Exercise science is the study of human movement as related to exercise and physical activity from an applied, primarily life science perspective. It is dedicated to promoting and integrating scientific research and education on the effects and benefits of exercise, and to the delivery of physical-activity programs that prevent disease, facilitate rehabilitation, promote health and enhance human performance.

Success factors

Important traits for students in this program include having an intellectual curiosity, the ability to adapt to situations, self-drive and compassion.

Career possibilities

With the current trend toward wellness, careers following the exercise science path continue to grow

  • Exercise science
  • Exercise physiology
  • Kinesiology
  • Physical education
  • Health promotion
  • Health education
  • Athletic training
  • Sports medicine
  • Health and wellness administration
  • Corporate fitness
  • Hospital wellness
  • Leisure
  • Recreation therapy
  • Aerobics instruction
  • Strength training and conditionin
  • Coaching

Majoring in exercise science

Small classes and intensive, personalized instruction will help you excel in the critical foundation courses for your major.

  • Opportunity to closely learn one-on-one with instructors in a lab setting.
  • Opportunity to get involved in a variety of different experiments to prepare students for upper level labs in the major.

Exercise science curriculum

The exercise science curriculum will provide you with the strong educational foundation you will need for upper-level studies and advanced degrees in the field. Academic advisors work one-on-one with students to ensure requirements are met for a seamless transition to continuing education and professional careers.

Sample curriculum - associate degree in exercise science

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