Exercise Science

Exercise Science students conducting research

Exercise Science offers a full range of degrees leading to a variety of career options. The degree program is part of the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation.

 

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

This undergraduate degree prepares students for a variety of career options, including teaching physical education, coaching, analyzing and prescribing fitness programs, athletic training, or preparation for professional programs in allied health.

Bachelor of Science in Teaching K-12 Physical Education and Health

This undergraduate degree prepares students to teach in public and private schools, kindergarten through 12th grade. Students also may receive a coaching endorsement.

Master of Education in Physical Education

This online degree program is designed to meet the needs of current professionals — physical education teachers, athletic directors, coaches — who desire to attain further education and an advanced degree in the field.

Master of Science in Exercise Science

This M.S. prepares students for careers as ACSM certified fitness directors, clinical directors of a hospital or clinical based program which performs rehabilitative services in the realm of movement for people with disabilities.

Ph.D. in Health, Sport and Exercise Science

The college offers a Doctor of Philosophy with concentrations in Exercise Science and Kinesiology Pedagogy.

Some references to exercise science use the term kinesiology, "the study of the principles of mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement," and some older course materials use the abbreviation KINS.