Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology
Exercise Physiology is an applied science that allows graduates to conduct health assessments and fitness testing and write exercise prescriptions for a variety of human performance goals. This requires a background in basic science (chemistry, physics, and biology) as well as a good understanding of human anatomy, human physiology and exercise physiology. Our undergraduate program begins with these foundational sciences and gradually adds the applied skills needed to make the applications of this discipline.
Our curriculum prepares graduates for careers working with patients experiencing clinical limitations (such as in cardiac rehabilitation), the average healthy adult in a community fitness program, and/or athletes seeking training programs designed to maximize human performance.
As the result of the strong science foundation found in our program, many of our graduates use their degrees as professional preparation to continue their education in medical school, physical therapy school, and physician assistant programs.
Exercise Physiology Professional Organizations
American College of Sports Medicine
National Strength and Conditioning Association
American Society of Exercise Physiologists
American College of Sports Medicine - Midwest Chapter
American Physiological Society