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Exercise Science


With an increasing focus on health and wellness within our society, there is a demand for qualified professionals to help those who seek to improve their quality of life. Exercise Science will teach you not only the science behind how the body works, but more importantly how to apply that science to help you make a difference in someone's life. Career opportunities are personal training, physical therapist, strength and conditioning and various other roles in the health and wellness industry.


Internship placement assistance

academic and practitioner faculty

Hands-on Learning Experiences

Human Performance Lab

1 of 10 NSCA ERP

Approved Curriculums

Interdisciplinary Curriculum

Learn about anatomy, biomechanics, physiology

Program Highlights

  • A state-of-the-art Human Performance Lab
  • NSCA approved curriculum
  • Ability to critically think, problem solve
  • Expert faculty members who are passionate about their students' success
  • Continual curriculum updates to ensure quality education

Students will obtain:

  • Knowledge in anatomy, biomechanics and exercise physiology
  • Nutrition and exercise programming
  • Basic expertise of human movement and the physiology of specific exercises and activities
  • Understanding of kinesiology concepts through effective analyses
  • Proficiency in diverse populations, a professional attitude and ethical behavior

Program Requirements

For more information, please review the program requirements and course descriptions in the SXU Academic Catalog.


You may also obtain an Exercise Science minor in 18 credit hours.


Suggested Academic Plan

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Contact Information

If you have additional questions, please contact:

Office of Admission
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)