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BS Exercise Science - Health, Fitness, and Wellness

BS Exercise Sci. - Health, Fitness, and Wellness - College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Program Description

The Health, Fitness, and Wellness (HFW) Track of the BS in Exercise Science equips you to enter into fields such as personal training, strength and conditioning, corporate wellness, cardiac rehabilitation, or many other career options in the fitness and healthcare industries. The HFW track is an excellent foundation for students considering graduate work in master's programs such as exercise science or athletic training, and beyond. Successfully completing this track will open doors for you to earn nationally recognized certifications that will distinguish you as a highly qualified specialist in your field, such as the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Health Fitness Specialist (HFS) certification, or the certification offered by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS®).

Track Overview

The Fitness/Wellness track prepares students to engage in their communities as health and fitness professionals. Our graduates are leaders in their communities, having a positive impact on their clients through lifestyle intervention and exercise prescription.

Students on this track are required to maintain a 2.5 cumulative and KINE GPA, as determined by progress through KINE 3415. Failure to maintain the required GPA will result in dismissal from the Exercise Science program, as well as achieve a C or better in KINE 1400 Introduction to Exercise Science. Formal requirements are listed in the catalog, linked in the resources section below.

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS®) Qualification

The BS in Exercise Science Fitness/Wellness track has earned status under the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Education Recognition Program (ERP). The strength and conditioning component of the Health, Fitness, and Wellness track prepares and encourages students to take the NSCA CSCS® exam. By successfully completing the exam, the student earns what is widely considered to be a top credential for personal trainers and strength coaches. For information about this exciting possibility, please contact Mr. Stephen Newhart, Adjunct Professor of Strength and Conditioning,

About the CSCS® Exam (
ERP Schools – Full List (

Degree Plan and Other Resources

Questions about any of these resources should be discussed with your Academic Advisor.

Contact the Program: UTA Undergraduate Exercise Science Contact Form - Click or Tap Here