Exercise Science

Strength in our core curriculum, combined with the flexibility of our concentrations, gives your career the endurance to go far.

What is Exercise Science?

Exercise Science is the study of behavioral, nutritional, physiological, psychological, and functional adaptations to movement, physical activity, exercise, sport, and athletic performance. You will gain a detailed understanding of the physiologic response to exercise. You will have academic and active learning experiences that will teach you to design and implement exercise programs for a wide breadth of populations.

Career Outlook

An exercise science degree can lead to a variety of careers.  Our students have gone on to work as:

  • Aerobics Instructor
  • Athletic Therapist
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Ergonomist
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Fitness Coach
  • Fitness Consultant
  • Healthcare Aide
  • Health Care Consultant
  • Kinesiologist
  • Massage Therapist
  • Orthopedic Technician
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Physiologist
  • Physical therapist

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE – EXERCISE SCIENCE MAJOR

KIN 151 Introduction to Exercise Science 1 Cr.
KIN 205 Fundamental Nutrition 3 Cr.
KIN 250 Medical Terminology 3 Cr.
KIN 277 Physiology of Exercise 2+2, 3 Cr.
KIN 340 Motor Learning 3 Cr.
KIN 370 Kinesiology 3+2, 4 Cr.
KIN 372 Biomechanics 2+2, 3 Cr.
KIN 387 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription 3 Cr.
KIN 415 Research Methods in Kinesiology and Sport 3 Cr.
KIN 477 Advanced Physiology of Exercise 3 Cr.
KIN 486 Internship for Sports Management or Exercise Science 1-6 Cr.
Additional Required Courses
     BIO 151+L Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3+3, 4 Cr.
     BIO 152+L Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3+3, 4 Cr.
     PSY 110 General Psychology 3 Cr.
     PSY 201 Statistical Methods 3 Cr.
One of the following concentrations:  
Pre-Occupational Therapy  
     BIO 210+L Microbiology + Lab 4 Cr.
    CHEM 111+L Introduction to Chemistry + Lab 4 Cr.
    HS/PHS 203 Human Health and Disease 3 Cr.
     KIN 473 Kinesiology Senior Project 3 Cr.
     PHYS 111+L Essentials of Physics + Lab 4 Cr.
     PSY 215 Life Span Development 3 Cr.
     PSY 235 Abnormal Psychology 3 Cr.
     SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3 Cr.
Pre-Athletic Training  
     BIO 210+L Microbiology + Lab 4 Cr.
    HS/PHS 203 Human Health and Disease 3 Cr.
     KIN 473 Kinesiology Senior Project 3 Cr.
     PHYS 111+L Essentials of Physics + Lab 4 Cr.
One of the following:  
    CHEM 111+L Introduction to Chemistry + Lab 4 Cr.
    CHEM 121+L General Chemistry + Lab 4 Cr.
Pre-Physical Therapy  
     BIO 171+L Unity of Life 3+3, 4 Cr.
     BIO 172+L Diversity of Life 3+3, 4 Cr.
     BIO 210+L Microbiology 4 Cr.
    CHEM 121+L General Chemistry I 3+3, 4 Cr.
   CHEM 122+L General Chemistry II 3+3, 4 Cr.
     KIN 473 Kinesiology Senior Project 3 Cr.
    PHYS 111+L Essentials of Physics + Lab 3+3, 4 Cr.
    PHYS 112+L Essentials of Physics + Lab 3+3, 4 Cr.
     PSY 235 Abnormal Psychology 3 Cr.
Pre-Strength and Conditioning  
     BIO 210+L Microbiology + Lab 4 Cr.
     KIN 192 Care and Prevention of Sport Injuries 1 Cr.
     KIN 310 Psychology of Sport 3 Cr.
     KIN 478 Sport Nutrition 3 Cr.
     KIN 479 Strength & Conditioning 3 Cr.
    CHEM 111+L Introduction to Chemistry + Lab 3+3, 4 Cr.
Nutrition Science  
    CHEM 121+L General Chemistry I + Lab 3+3, 4 Cr.
   CHEM 122+L General Chemistry II + Lab 3+3, 4 Cr.
   CHEM 221+L Organic Chemistry I + Lab 3+3, 4 Cr.
   CHEM 222+L Organic Chemistry II + Lab 3+3, 4 Cr.
   CHEM 315+L Biochemistry + Lab 3+3, 4 Cr.
     KIN 478 Sport Nutrition 3 Cr.