The major in Exercise Science, Wellness and Sports prepares students to work in the health and fitness industry, evaluating health behaviors and risk factors, motivating others to develop healthy lifestyles, assessing fitness, and developing fitness and exercise programs. Graduates of the program will be employed in universities, corporate settings, and commercial and community settings. Students may choose tracks in Pre-Physical Therapy or Coaching Women Athletes. The program will also prepare students for graduate programs in the fields of exercise science, physician’s assistant, physical therapy or athletic training. Students may wish to minor in Sports Management, Holistic Health, Business, Psychology or one of the natural sciences to achieve their career goals.
Program Objectives and Principles:
Provide students with a scientific foundation for helping others set and achieve exercise, health and fitness goals;
- Prepare students for employment in health promotion and wellness settings;
- Prepare students for further study in graduate programs; and
- Build skills in speaking, writing, critical thinking and evaluation to succeed in the field.
View the requirements for the Exercise Science major and minor, the tracks in Pre-Physical Therapy and Coaching Women Athletes, and the minor in Coaching Women Athletes. You may also view a sample sequence of courses for both new and transfer students.
Getting into Graduate School
Below are the courses necessary for undergraduate students to take in order to attend graduate school in athletic training, nutrition, physician assistant, and physical therapy. As documented on these charts, the specific course requirements vary from school to school. In addition, the entrance requirements for each school are subject to change, so it is important to contact the school you are interested in to confirm them.
View the requirements to enter a Graduate Athletic Training Program -
View the the requirements to enter a Graduate Nutrition Program -
View the requirements to enter a Graduate Physician's Assistant Program -
View the requirements to enter a Graduate Physical Therapy Program -
The Exercise Science, Wellness and Sports Program is a part of the Department of Holistic Health & Exercise Science. Learn more about our other programs.