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Exercise Science

Offered by: Exercise Science

If you're interested in majoring in Exercise Science, SRU is the choice for you. Exercise Science at SRU has a national reputation for being one of the best in the country. Our curriculum provides you with a strong science base-including anatomy, exercise physiology, and biomechanics and enables you to apply this knowledge in practical experiences working with "real" people. You'll get hands-on learning experiences under the careful supervision of a student-centered faculty and become an expert at using the most advanced technology.

Why Choose Exercise Science?

Exercise Science is an ideal major if you are excited about studying the human body and using exercise as medicine. The Exercise Science major at SRU will prepare you for a career in the medical and health science fields or corporate wellness/health coaching. Most of our students also continue on to graduate school in one of many healthcare-related fields, such as:

What Will You Learn?

SRU's Exercise Science major will give you the knowledge and skills to work as a health and fitness professional. You will learn how to:

  • Evaluate health behaviors and risk factors
  • Conduct fitness assessments
  • Develop and implement safe and effective exercise prescriptions
  • Learn and use motivational strategies to guide people in behavior change

Careers In Exercise Science

Your degree in Exercise Science will enable you to work in a variety of health and fitness roles and settings, including:

  • Insurance company wellness coach
  • Hospital in cardiac rehabilitation
  • University recreation facilities
  • Corporate wellness
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sports performance
  • Fitness centers

Clubs & Organizations

  • Exercise Science Society
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Club
  • Pre-Physician Assistant Club
  • Pre-Occupatational Therapy Club