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Exercise Science - BS

You can help people stay healthy and happy.

WHY STUDY EXERCISE SCIENCE?

Many people need help staying healthy. They need someone – a fitness director, a strength coach, a wellness coach -- to evaluate them and develop specific programs for their needs.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You’ll conduct fitness assessments, evaluate risk factors and health behaviors, and develop and implement safe and effective exercise prescriptions. You will receive a strong science base in anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, exercise prescription and assessment, and work with special populations.

Student on treadmill

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN EXERCISE SCIENCE?

You’ll be prepared to work as a professional in the health and fitness industry. It will also prepare you to be accepted to and succeed in a variety of graduate programs in the health care professions, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, physician assistant and medical doctors.

Job titles:

  • Aquatics director
  • Conditioning/strength coach
  • Youth development director
  • Corporate fitness trainer
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Fitness director
  • Clinical rehab specialist
  • Group exercise instructor
  • Personal trainer
  • Wellness coach
  • Sports nutritionist

Employers:

  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Hospitals
  • Physical therapy offices
  • Sports teams
  • Insurance companies
  • Research firms
  • Fitness center
  • Public health organizations
  • YMCAs

MORE TO KNOW

Our campus was selected as a silver campus by Exercise is Medicine, a program of the American College of Sports Medicine. Pitt-Bradford is one of only 139 universities and colleges around the world selected for its efforts to create a campus culture of wellness.

My professors were completely dedicated to my success. Brody Wood '18, a doctoral student in physical therapy at Slippery Rock University