About the Program
- Prepare for you career in health and fitness with our flexible and wide-ranging degree plan.
- Join our student organizations for networking and professional development. You can also compete in regional and national club sports contests.
Our exercise science degree 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.
Our diverse faculty have professional experience in many different health and fitness fields. Our small class sizes mean you really get to know your professors, and you can also collaborate with them on research projects.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment in virtually all areas of the health and fitness industry will continue to increase at a higher than average rate through 2028.
Areas of particular growth include athletic training, personal training, physical and occupational therapy, exercise physiology and recreation.
- <div class="wide-block quote-block lw_widget"> <div class="quote-block__image"> <picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,270,2731,2998/47941_COM_2116.rev.1639002175.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,270,2731,2998/47941_COM_2116.rev.1639002175.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,270,2731,2998/47941_COM_2116.rev.1639002175.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,270,2731,2998/47941_COM_2116.rev.1639002175.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,270,2731,2998/47941_COM_2116.rev.1639002175.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,270,2731,2998/47941_COM_2116.rev.1639002175.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,270,2731,2998/47941_COM_2116.rev.1639002175.jpg" alt="Student in a Ram Fam shirt smiling." width="580" height="430" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,270,2731,2998/47941_COM_2116.rev.1639002175.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,270,2731,2998/47941_COM_2116.rev.1639002175.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2731" data-max-h="2728" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div> <div class="quote-block__content"> <div class="quote-block__quote"> <blockquote> <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> </blockquote> </div> <div class="quote-block__caption"> <p><strong>Chasity Lopez</strong>, Class of 2024, Exercise Science</p> </div> </div> </div>