To inquire about this program:
Admission Office | 312-362-8300​

In the Exercise Science (EXS) degree program you will learn the scientific principles that relate to human movement. You will develop basic skills in:

  • Exercise assessment
  • Nutritional principles related to exercise and sports
  • Patient and client interpersonal relationship management
  • Performance enhancement
  • Prescription and programming for healthy and special populations
  • Prevention and treatment of sports injuries
  • Professional ethics and behavior

By completing the EXS degree, you will be qualified to pursue a career in a variety of areas in the health sciences field, as well as apply for graduate programs related to the health, fitness and exercise sciences.

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is the professional organization that establishes guidelines and competencies for the field of exercise science and serves as the guide for the EXS program’s academic quality.


Internship Possibilities


What can you do with this degree?

  • Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation
  • Community health and wellness
  • Corporate fitness program management
  • Personal training
  • Post-graduate study
  • Sports medicine