Bachelor of ArtsExercise Science

Program Overview

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.

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.

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.

Required Courses

View Exercise Science required courses on our academic catalog website.

Career Potential

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Chiropractor
  • College Coach
  • Community Wellness Director
  • High School Coach
  • Middle School Coach
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician's Assistant