Students who major in exercise science focus on the study of human movement within a biomechanical and physiological context; including aspects of anatomy, physiology, chemistry, physics, biology, nutrition and applied training principles. An exercise science degree prepares students for jobs in the fields of strength and conditioning, clinical exercise physiology (cardiac rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation, etc.), sport performance, human performance (military, police, fire fighters, etc.) and applied research. Pre-professional programs that fit well with an exercise science degree are: physical therapy, occupational therapy, and prosthetics. (Students are advised to review specific requirements of professional programs at respective universities offering physical therapy and occupational therapy.)
A grade of C- or higher is required in all major coursework for exercise science undergraduate majors.
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♦ Indicates prerequisite.
These prerequisites are not included in the program totals in the table below, but they must be completed IN ADDITION TO other program requirements.