BS-ES Program Objectives

Who You'll Become

The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science degree program grounds you in the fundamentals of personal training by exposing you to both the theories and practices of this dynamic field. The program features courses on trainer-relevant topics, including anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, assessment, program design, statistics, research methods, entrepreneurship, management, interpersonal relations, communication, and leadership.

Graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science work in training, strength coaching, managerial, directorial and corporate wellness roles, and in the healthcare industry as exercise physiologists and clinical exercise specialists.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Develop safe and effective exercise programming which address all health-fitness related variables.

  • Demonstrate effective management of fiscal, physical, and human resources for health and fitness facilities.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of scientific and theoretical foundations for the delivery of an effective health and wellness program.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of current ethical concerns in the profession leading to successful employment or further schooling.

  • Synthesize, analyze, and interpret information for critical problem solving in human performance-based contexts.

Program Purpose

The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science program focuses on concepts in kinesiology, physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, exercise programming, and management. The program prepares students for entry- to mid-level jobs in the fitness industry in positions such as training, strength coaching, management, corporate wellness; and in the healthcare industry in positions such as exercise physiology and clinical exercise. Furthermore, graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science program are prepared for post-baccalaureate study in areas such as athletic training, biomechanics, chiropractics, exercise physiology, kinesiology, nutrition, sports management, sport psychology and more. In addition to earning a degree, graduates of the bachelor degree program will also earn up to eleven fitness certifications and two advanced certifications.

Skills and Knowledge You'll Acquire

  • Analytical, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills applicable to real-world situations

  • The foundation of exercise science knowledge and technical skills to support and facilitate lifelong professional development

  • The ability to use critical thinking, creativity, logic, and analysis to meet client needs

  • The competence to implement and apply current exercise and nutrition strategies to allow clients to effectively meet their goals

  • The aptitude to apply sound scientific and communication principles to the functions of assessment, program design, motivation, and coaching

  • An academic foundation to pursue an advanced degree


The Strategy To Get You There