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Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

Life University’s B.S. in Exercise Science prepares graduates for rewarding careers in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, sport injury management, health promotion, corporate fitness and community-based fitness and wellness programs.

LIFE’s exercise science students receive the highest-quality education and technical instruction in the disciplines of anatomy, biology, biochemistry, physiology and kinesiology, and they apply this knowledge to a range of populations. They also learn to work with the body as an innately intelligent organism, and to care for athletes and community members through the LIFE Sport Science Institute (LSSI); our public clinic, Center for Health and Optimum Performance (C-HOP); and in a variety of internship/externship or practicum settings, including cardiac rehabilitation and adult fitness programs offered by hospitals, corporations and community organizations.

Those planning to go on to careers in exercise physiology, clinical exercise physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, athletic training, physical and occupational therapy, nutrition, Chiropractic, medicine or research, will find LIFE’s Bachelor of Exercise Science degree well equips them for the challenges of graduate study and sets them apart from the competition.

Career Opportunities

  • Fitness Center Manager
  • Corporate Fitness Officer
  • Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • Exercise Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Sports Trainer

Degree Requirements

Students receiving a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science degree must complete a minimum of 188 credit hours of instruction.

Core Curriculum Offerings
Area A Communications & Humanities 20 hours
Area B Science, Mathematics & Computers 25 hours
Area C Social Sciences 20 hours

Sub-total: 65 credit hours

Bachelor of Science Offerings
Area A Natural Science Core 30 hours
Area B Exercise Science Requirements 57 hours
Area C Exercise Science Electives 29 hours
Area D General Electives 8 hours

Sub-total: 124 credit hours