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Exercise Science – BS

Bachelor of Science

Overview

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

Program
Details

Course Length

69 Credit Hours

Location

On Campus

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Meet Our Faculty

Dr. Katie Fischer

Dean of the College of Health and Science

Dr. Lana Huberty

Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Health Sciences

Dr. Eric LaMott

Provost & Chief Operating Officer

Wellness Director $ 67,453

Develops plans and strategies to improve the health of all employees within the organization. In this role you work with a team of employees committed to health and wellness programs.

Athletic Director $ 118,841

Develops strategies and plans for university athletics department, including intramural, intercollegiate, and recreation athletics.

Additional Roles
  • Cardiac Rehab Specialist
  • Wellness coordinator
  • Community recreation director
  • Recreation and fitness specialist
  • Health promotion program manager
  • Activities director

Student Outcomes

Jade Weller

Exercise Science

Nic Rudolph

Physical Therapist, NovaCare Rehabilitation

Career introduction

The Exercise Science degree prepares students for positions in coaching, fitness and wellness centers, health and wellness education, personal training and rehabilitation sciences.

The online Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science degree also prepares students for post-baccalaureate study in areas such as aging, athletic training, biomechanics, chiropractic, exercise physiology, human growth, sports management, sport psychology, and more.

Employment of coaches and scouts is projected to grow 12 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. [1]

Employment of fitness trainers and instructors is projected to grow 15 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. [2]

Learn Critical Skills for Success in Your Field

In the online bachelor’s in exercise science degree program, you’ll:

  • Describe fundamental principles of kinesiology including physiological, biomechanical, and psychological dynamic principles and mechanisms of movement.
  • Apply knowledge of the human body to determine various health and exercise parameters for individuals and demonstrate proficiency in measuring and evaluating relevant human performance variables.
  • Apply kinesiology related skills to real-world problems.