Exercise Science Bachelor of Science (BS)

Strengthen Your Future with a Degree in Exercise Science 

With a Marywood Exercise Science degree, you're not just attaining a diploma; you're gaining access to a world where you can truly make a significant impact. Whether your aspirations lead you to become a personal trainer, exercise physiologist, strength and conditioning coach, or pursue a career in other health and fitness-related fields, our faculty is committed to providing you with the knowledge and expertise needed to excel in your chosen path. Additionally, this degree serves as a perfect foundation for graduate schools specializing in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and athletic training. Join us and become a valued member of our vibrant, supportive, and dedicated community.

Careers in Exercise Science

So, what can you do with a degree in Exercise Science? A bachelor's degree in Exercise Science not only serves as a versatile foundation for diverse career opportunities in health, fitness, and wellness but also prepares you for admission into graduate programs such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, and chiropractic. Graduates can pursue roles as personal trainers, exercise physiologists, strength and conditioning coaches, or corporate wellness specialists, contributing to various fields.

Why Our Graduates Excel in Pursuing Their Doctorate of Physical Therapy

At Marywood University, we take immense pride in the comprehensive preparation our Exercise Science graduates receive, a preparation that positions them exceptionally well for admission into prestigious Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs. Our program goes beyond the standard expectations, ensuring that each graduate emerges not only with a robust academic foundation but also with a significant experiential edge.

Beyond the practical experience, our commitment to student success extends into personalized academic advising. This isn't just about guiding students through their current academic endeavors; it extends to molding their future. From building impactful resumes that catch the eye of admissions committees to navigating the intricacies of graduate school applications, our dedicated advisors are there every step of the way. We also play a pivotal role in helping students secure internships, which are not just requirements but transformative experiences that sharpen their skills and broaden their professional networks.

Top Employers

  • Hospitals
  • Clinical Offices
  • Fitness Center
  • Community Center

Top Career Paths

  • Physical Therapy
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Athletic Training
  • Health and Fitness

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Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official SAT and/or ACT test scores (Marywood is test optional)
  • Essay (optional)

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Exercise Science
The Exercise Science Lab in the Center for Athletics and Wellness

Exercise Science Lab


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Marywood's 2,040-square foot Exercise Science Lab is one of the area's leading sites for student and faculty research. Located in the Center for Athletics and Wellness, the Exercise Science Lab is fully equipped to conduct a wide array of physiological measurements to assess health, fitness, and athletic performance, and to complete various physiological and biological research.

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