Bachelor of Science inExercise 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. You’ll gain knowledge and skills that are important for any career in fitness or wellness as you take 69 credit hours towards a Bachelor of Science degree. (The B.S. degree carries a larger course load for the major than the B.A. degree, with additional coursework in biology, mathematics and human anatomy.)

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Exercise Science Curriculum Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science focuses on kinesiology science concepts in human movement, exercise and wellness. This B.S. degree serves as preparation for post-baccalaureate study in areas such as physical therapy, chiropractic, human growth, aging, athletic training, biomechanics, exercise physiology, sports management, sport psychology and more. Additional careers that this exercise science B.S. degree prepares students for include positions in settings such as fitness/wellness centers, personal training, coaching, rehabilitation sciences, health and wellness education. The B.S. degree is a more in depth major with additional coursework in Biology, Mathematics and Human Anatomy.


Bachelor of Science degrees at Concordia University, St. Paul consists of a major of typically 45 to 60 credits, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 128 credits.

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

  • 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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