BS in Exercise Science
What is the Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science?
This degree program develops in students a competency for applying basic sciences to exercise science, but also delves deeper and explores how psychology and spiritual components relate to health and wellness. Administrative and legal issues related to exercise science are approached from a Christian worldview, and the program uses real-life experience to give a student advantage in the field.
What do students enrolled in the Exercise Science program do?
As an Exercise Science major, you will learn to integrate faith with learning in exercise science and be able to apply that knowledge firsthand in health promotion and fitness-related professions. You will accomplish this through study of the basic sciences. You will learn to utilize various assessment equipment to measure physiological outcomes and exercise prescriptive techniques. To finish your studies, you will complete an internship in the field as an opportunity to gain firsthand experience.
Is this major right for you?
You might consider an Exercise Science major if you plan on a career in the exercise sciences, such as physical therapy, athletic training, or fitness instructing, or desire to advance to graduate work in the exercise sciences. If you desire to learn more about science and apply that knowledge to exercise science, this program is ideal for you.
About our graduates
When you graduate from Southern Wesleyan University with a BS in Exercise Science, you will be prepared for graduate studies in:
- Fitness instruction
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy
- Sports Psychology
- Athletic training