Exercise Science

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

100% Placement rate from 2018-2020

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.