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Department of Kinesiology

Exercise Science

The discipline of Exercise Science examines the body’s physiological responses to exercise, the role of regular physical activity in maintaining health and wellness, and the chronic health conditions that are associated with physical inactivity (i.e., heart disease, diabetes, obesity). Exercise Science professionals work in a variety of health-related settings, including cardiac rehabilitation, commercial and corporate fitness and wellness centers, health clubs, and research centers.

The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science degree program is the largest program in the Department of Kinesiology, with over 400 majors. Students wishing to major in Exercise Science can choose from two degree plan options:

Both degree plan options require the completion of a clinical internship in an exercise science or health-related setting