The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science is designed to provide basic theory and application in the rapidly growing field of exercise science, fitness leadership, and exercise physiology. Students will receive a scientific foundation in the structure and function of the human body at rest and during activity, emphasizing the changes that occur with physical activity and nutritional variations. In addition, students will learn different methods of measurement and evaluation in the components of fitness in order to assess fitness status, evaluate progress, and design appropriate programs for improving fitness levels. A particular emphasis is placed on the health-related aspects of fitness.
Students additionally receive instruction in aspects of business, computing, and statistics that will enhance their career opportunities. Within this field of study, students may choose to pursue careers in such areas as fitness leadership, exercise physiology, or rehabilitation technology.