Bachelor of ArtsExercise Science

Majoring in Exercise Science involves the study of human movement and how to help people live healthier lives through exercise, rehabilitation, and nutrition. You’ll learn kinesiology concepts in human movement, exercise and management. How can athletes avoid injury? What role does strength conditioning play? How can diet affect the body? You’ll gain knowledge and skills that are important for any career in fitness or wellness as you take 50 credit hours towards a Bachelor of Arts degree.

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Exercise Science Curriculum Overview

The Exercise Science major focuses on kinesiology concepts in human movement, exercise and management. The program prepares students for positions in settings such as fitness/wellness centers, personal training, coaching, rehabilitation sciences, health and wellness education. Students are prepared for post-baccalaureate study in areas such as human growth, aging, athletic training, biomechanics, chiropractic, exercise physiology, sports management, sport psychology and more.

Requirements

Bachelor of Arts degrees at Concordia University, St. Paul consists of a major of typically 32 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 128 credits.

Student Outcomes

95%95% of CSP grads receive job offers within one year of graduation. (*First Destinations survey administered by Concordia University, St. Paul)
$57,736Highest average salary among MN private school grads (bachelor's) four years after graduation(*salary data source: mnedtrends.org)
44%CSP graduates earn 44% more than the national average. (*Graduate earning data source: collegescorecard.ed.gov)

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Meet Your Professors

Katie Fischer Instructor of Kinesiology

Within her courses, Fischer works with students to analyze the determinants of health and disease, and to evaluate the importance of research within the health field.

Dr. Lana Huberty Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

Dr. Huberty’s expertise in health and wellness include 25 years of group and individualized fitness training for which she holds numerous professional certifications.

Dr. Eric LaMott Provost and Chief Operating Officer, Professor of Kinesiology

Career Potential

You'll also have real opportunities to learn beyond the classroom via Concordia Health Alliance for Majors in Physical Education & Kinesiology (CHAMP) Club activities; participation in conferences, workshops, seminars, and clinics locally and nationally; and internship opportunities with a variety of organizations and sports teams. Because we design our exercise science program to be responsive to the exact needs of the marketplace, it will be a relevant major if you’re considering graduate study in areas such as exercise physiology or a career as a personal trainer, sports coach, chiropractor, community wellness director, occupational therapist, athletic trainer or physical therapist.

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Chiropractor
  • College Coach
  • Community Wellness Director
  • High School Coach
  • Middle School Coach
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician's Assistant
Student Success Stories Kayla Conway ’12 - Exercise Science

"My internship solidified for me that I was on the right track and that working as a physical therapist truly would be a good fit for my future."

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