Exercise Science is the scientific study of exercise and sport. As a discipline, exercise science is interdisciplinary and heavily rooted in the physical and life sciences including chemistry, biology, and physics. The field of exercise science involves the study of physical activity and the impact it has on health, fitness, and athletics. Exercise science graduates can choose from careers in university research and teaching facilities, sports medicine clinics, hospital and cardiac rehabilitation centers, public health organizations, corporate fitness centers, health and community fitness clubs, personal training, and athletic coaching.
Students seeking professional employment in athletics, club, community, corporate, or clinical health/fitness settings as well as preparation for graduate education in exercise science or related healthcare fields would take this major. Program and course competencies are designed to meet American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCS) outcomes.
Students must complete the interdiciplinary major requirements; a minor is not required.