Majoring in Exercise Science involves the study of human movement and how to help people live healthier lives through exercise, rehabilitation and nutrition. You’ll learn kinesiology concepts in human movement, exercise and management. How can athletes avoid injury? What role does strength conditioning play? How can diet affect the body? You’ll gain knowledge and skills that are important for any career in fitness or wellness as you take 70 credit hours towards a Bachelor of Science degree. (The B.S. degree carries a larger course load for the major than the B.A. degree, with additional coursework in biology, mathematics and human anatomy.)
You'll also have real opportunities to learn beyond the classroom via Concordia Health Alliance for Majors in Physical Education & Kinesiology (CHAMP) Club activities; participation in conferences, workshops, seminars and clinics locally and nationally; and internship opportunities with a variety of organizations and sports teams. Because we design our exercise science program to be responsive to the exact needs of the marketplace, it will be a relevant major if you’re considering graduate study in areas such as exercise physiology or a career as a personal trainer, sports coach, chiropractor, community wellness director, occupational therapist, athletic trainer or physical therapist.