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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.


Program Highlights

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


Students around another student learning about proper form

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.

Academic Plan

View a suggested four-year academic plan to complete your degree in four years!


Cougar Map

View suggestions for potential activities and career paths that can help you along your educational journey.


Minor Program

Learn about pursuing a minor in Exercise Science.


Career Outlook

View the range of careers available to Exercise Science majors.


Contact the Office of Admission

Brad Leshinske

Brad Leshinske
Assistant Professor Lecturer/Coordinator
Phone: 773-298-3720
Email: leshinskeFREESXU

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