School of Nursing & Kinesiology

Exercise Science (49 hours)

Exercise Science labWith a major in exercise science, students study human movement and how the body responds and adapts to physical activity by providing a mixture of laboratory courses and practical experiences preparing students to understand and apply scientific principles. Our program aims to prepare students for careers in the wellness field with broad coursework encompassing psychology and leadership as well as anatomy and chemistry. 

What classes will I take?

Among the classes in the 49-hour major are:

  • Anatomy
  • Exercise leadership
  • Sports nutrition
  • Exercise testing and prescription
  • Science courses supporting understanding of the human body

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What experiences will I have?

All of our exercise science graduates have completed 120 hours of practical experience through leadership in campus-based activity and human performance testing. The major also requires an off-campus internship, preparing students to hit the ground running in their career.

What kind of jobs can I anticipate after graduation?

Students prepare for careers in fitness training, wellness, adult fitness/cardiac rehab, strength and conditioning of athletes, clinical exercise physiology, and scientific research. 

How can I learn more?

The academic catalog contains additional information such as course descriptions. To set up a meeting with a faculty member in this area, please contact the Admissions Office.