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Arnold School of Public Health

Exercise Science - B.S.

The Exercise Science B.S. involves a science-based curriculum that is centered on understanding the relationship between physical activity, nutrition and health.

Our degree prepares the student for entry into post-baccalaureate graduate and professional programs that include medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, physician assistants, health promotion education and behavior, and other career directions. The program integrates knowledge from disciplines such as anatomy, biochemistry, biology, computer science, physics, physiology and psychology. Students can also gain experience with competencies, such as coronary artery disease risk factor screening, exercise testing, counseling individuals to increase daily physical activity levels and reduce factors associated with cardiovascular disease risk, and develop proficiency in the delivery of adult fitness and rehabilitation programming to improve cardiovascular function and foster healthy lifestyles. 

For more information, visit the academic bulletin