If you enjoy studying the human body and using exercise to promote health and wellness, exercise science may be the ideal major for you. Our Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science provides a strong foundation that includes coursework in anatomy, exercise physiology, and biomechanics. You will take a wide range of courses to prepare you to pursue a variety of opportunities in the health care, fitness, and wellness industries by learning to:
Other major requirements offer insights into nutrition, business, and other facets of exercise science while allowing you to apply that knowledge in practical experiences working with clients, students, and others.
In addition, the School of Health Sciences core curriculum will provide you a broad, interdisciplinary understanding of how prevention, health policy, and person-centered care affect all health professionals.
Pursue One of the Fastest-Growing Majors in the U.S.
The significant growth in people pursuing degrees in exercise science is driven by the fact that employment in areas such as recreation centers, gyms, schools, and corporate wellness programs is expected to grow by more than 13 percent by 2026.
Our Exercise Science major will give you the knowledge and skills to work in the medical and health science fields in such areas as corporate wellness, rehabilitation, sports performance, fitness, and recreation.
You’ll also be prepared to continue on to graduate school in one of many health-care-related fields, including:
- Occupational therapy
- Athletic training
- Physician assistant
- Allopathic or osteopathic medicine
- Exercise physiology
- Chiropractic medicine