Exercise Science, BS

Exercise Science

Bachelor of Science

Program Delivery

On Campus, Online

Total Credits

120 Credits

About the Exercise Science Degree Program

Exercise science is the study of movement and associated functional responses and adaptations. The field requires knowledge of human anatomy, chemistry, biology, physiology, biomechanics, exercise prescription, psychology, and nutrition.

Those who earn degrees in exercise science often work within the field of sports medicine and may pursue advanced degrees in areas such as exercise physiologist, medical doctor, physician assistant, or physical therapist.

Focus of Study

The degree blends education in basic and applied science for students seeking careers in sport science and medicine and highlights university relationships with local sports organizations and healthcare providers.

  • Students will understand the physiological, anatomical, biomechanical, and nutritional principles that govern and influence exercise and sport performance.

  • Students will understand the application of physiological, anatomical, biomechanical, and nutritional factors that contribute to exercise, physical activity, and sport performance.

  • Students will be able to measure a variety of fitness and sports performance-related values in a variety of individuals.

  • Students will be able to demonstrate and apply the knowledge and skills of research design, measurement, and evaluation used in the field of exercise science.

  • Students will be able to demonstrate reasoning, problem solving, and critical thinking in the context of exercise science.

Program Requirements for Admission

  • A minimum of 120 credit hours is required to earn a degree in Exercise Science.
  • A minimum of 36 credit hours of HPNU coursework is required for the major; at least 33 credit hours must be upper-division (3000+ level) course work.
  • Grades of “C-” or better are required on all courses for the Exercise Science degree.

Specialization Track Options

There are two options available for completing the Exercise Science degree. It may also be completed without pursuing one of the options:

Program Coursework

For program coursework, please visit the Academic Catalog.