Exercise Science

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Exercise Science

  • Hands-on experience, including a yearlong internship
  • Preparation for a variety of health-related careers
  • Foundation for graduate study
  • Top-notch facilities, including a human physiology lab

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Our exercise science program is designed for students who are interested in health and fitness and wish to pursue a career in these fields. Exercise science is the study of the way physical activity changes your body.

Hands-On Experience

Students in our exercise science program benefit from hands-on experiences both in and outside of class, including a yearlong internship.

Prepare for Graduate Study

An exercise science degree provides an excellent foundation for graduate study in a variety of related fields:

  • Exercise physiology
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy

    More About This Degree

    Shelby W. Yeager, M.Ed., LAT, ATC, NASM-PES, CES, FMSC
    Department Chair, Clinical Education Coordinator for Athletic Training Program

    Kathy Uhranowsky, RN, CCRP
    Human Physiology Lab Manager
    Clinical Research Coordinator

    Dr. Justus Hallam, PhD.
    Full Time Faculty

    Jason Edsall, M.Ed., LAT, ATC, CSCS
    Program Director Athletic Training Education
    This is just a sample of our Athletic Training and Exercise Science faculty - see them all!

    Students in our exercise science program have access to the equipment and facilities necessary to study athletes in even the most extreme environments:

    • Human physiology lab
    • Fitness center
    • Dance and aerobic studios
    • Biochemistry lab

    Our exercise science program will prepare you to take certification exams offered by the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

    A degree in exercise science can lead to a variety of careers:

    • Exercise Physiologist
    • Strength and Conditioning Coach
    • Clinical or Corporate Wellness
    • Physical or Occupational Therapy
    • Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant Program

    Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

    • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
    • Completed application
    • Essay
    • Official transcripts
    • Letter of recommendation

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