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What Can You Do With an Exercise Science Degree?

Our bachelor’s degree in exercise science will open doors for you in a wide variety of sports, health and fitness career fields. It can also be a great first step toward graduate school for physical or occupational therapy.

You’ll also be eligible to test for a variety of certifications offered by the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “Sports and exercise nutrition has opened my mind to another possible field that I can go into with my degree. Plus, I’ve always wanted to learn how nutrition can affect us in our everyday lives.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Chasity Lopez</strong>, Class of 2024, Exercise Science</p> </blockquote>
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Why Study Exercise Science at Angelo State?

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Hands-On Learning

You can gain practical experience in our various high-tech lab facilities. They include medical-grade equipment, like an EKG machine, metabolic cart, ergometers, biological impedance instrumentation and a hologic DEXA X-ray machine. In addition to your classes, you can work on high-level research projects in the labs with your professors, which can give you an advantage when applying for jobs or for graduate or professional school.

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You’ll “Fit” Right In

Stay fit and keep your competitive edge by participating in our nationally recognized intramurals program that features more than 2,000 students competing every year. You can also join a club sports team and compete against other colleges in sports like rugby, powerlifting, handball and rodeo. We also have a Kappa Mu Omega student organization that will expose you to a variety of networking and professional development opportunities.

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Fantastic Facilities

Our Ben Kelly Center for Human Performance is one of the most popular buildings on campus. It houses an extensive weight room, fitness machines, rock-climbing walls, full-size gym, indoor pool and indoor track. Right next door is our Health and Human Services Building with its state-of-the-art simulation and skills labs, as well as a computer lab equipped with BodyViz software for even more interactive learning.

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    Challenge Yourself

    Take your education to the next level in the ASU Honors Program. Through special courses, cultural events, research and community engagement, we’ll help you transform your intellectual and personal talents into marketable skills for your future. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in prestigious internships, fellowships and other programs to reach your full potential.

  • Committed to Your Success

    Our Freshman College is a one-stop resource for programs and services that help you transition into college life, improve your communication skills, and engage in active learning. You can also get academic help in the Math Lab and Writing Center, receive peer mentoring and tutoring through Supplemental Instruction, or set up online tutoring sessions.