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Exercise Science

Exercise Science
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Study the science of movement

In the Exercise Science (EXS) degree program you will learn the scientific principles that relate to human movement. Upon completion of your Exercise Science degree you will be qualified to pursue careers in a variety of areas in the health sciences, as well as apply for graduate programs related to the fitness and exercise sciences.

You will develop specific skills in:

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

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 degree program’s academic quality.



  • Physiology of Exercise
  • Human Anatomy
  • Kinesiology
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Human Growth and Development


  • General
  • Pre-Physical Therapy

Career Options

Common Career Areas

  • Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation
  • Community health and welln​ess
  • Corporate fitness program management
  • Personal training
  • Post-graduate study
  • Sports medicine
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of Exercise Science graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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