Academic Maps Exercise Science encompasses a diverse field of study from personal training to clinical laboratory research. Students prepare for careers in clinical, corporate, community, or commercial settings in which exercise testing and prescription is a primary focus. Coursework is designed to aid students in their preparation for nationally recognized certifications, including those offered by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
An undergraduate degree in Exercise Science may also serve as a step toward the pursuit of a graduate degree in exercise physiology or related area. Students also enter specialized programs leading to careers in strength and conditioning, physical or occupational therapy, athletic training, cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation, nutrition, physician’s assistant, chiropractic medicine, and clinical research.
Health and Fitness Concentration
Strength and conditioning is one of the fastest growing specializations in the field of exercise science. The health and fitness curriculum prepares students to work with high school, collegiate, professional, and other elite athletes in developing exercise programs to enhance athletic performance variables such as speed, agility, strength, power, endurance, and flexibility. It also prepares fitness professionals to work in a variety of settings for the general population. Coursework is designed to prepare students for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification exam that is offered by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Self Design Concentration
Our self design concentration gives students the chance to add a complimentary minor in a number of fields such as business to improve their marketability.
- Exercise Science, BS – Health & Fitness Concentration
- Exercise Science, BS – Pre-Health Care Pathway for PT & AT
- Exercise Science, BS – Pre-Health Care Pathway for OT
- Exercise Science, BS – Self Designed
If you’re interested in exploring another degree with a similar focus, check out our Physical Education degree.