The undergraduate exercise science program is designed to prepare students for entry level positions in the exercise and fitness field, or for post-graduate study in exercise science or other health-related disciplines. The program is also designed to prepare students for appropriate professional organization certifications.
Since 1984, the undergraduate exercise science major has been providing educational experiences to students interested in seeking entry level positions in a variety of health and fitness occupations. In addition, the program can prepare students for further study in areas such as medicine, physical therapy, physician assistance and graduate programs in the exercise sciences. The curriculum includes core courses in exercise science and physical education as well as classes in supporting academic areas such as chemistry, biology, health science, and physiology. Practical experience is gained through 100+ hours of practicum work and a 540-hour internship (12 credits) during the student's final semester of study. Opportunities for practica and internships are available on and off campus. Some of the on-campus opportunities include working in the Human Performance Laboratory, the adult physical fitness program and the Fisher Institute of Health and Well-Being.
Below you will find samples of 8-semester plans for our various tracks within exercise science. These plans are used as guidelines to create a course of study specific to each student.
Exercise Science Curriculum
Health Fitness Track Suggested Time Table
Pre-Physical Therapy Track Suggested Time Table
Pre-Occupational Therapy Track Suggested Time Table
Basic Applied Science Track Suggested Time Table