The concentration prepares students to pursue careers in the fitness industry as well as graduate education in exercise science, pre-professional or an allied health field.
Students interested in physical therapy, medicine or other pre-professional health programs should review the pre-professional health programs section for prerequisite courses and recommendations for entrance to graduate professional health programs. Pre-professional health program coordinators are available to assist students with career planning and preparation.
Any student can declare the exercise science concentration; however, students must apply to be fully admitted to the major for a limited number of spaces. Declaring the exercise science concentration does not guarantee full admission to the major.
To apply for admission to the exercise science concentration, students must complete the following prerequisite courses:
Grades in the prerequisite courses are weighed heavily in the admission decision, and admission is offered to the top students on a space-available basis. Courses taken on a repeat/forgive basis will not be accepted. Only those grades received in prerequisite courses taken for the first time will be counted.
Applications are due October 15 for the spring semester and March 15 for summer and fall semester. Students denied admission may reapply during the next admission cycle.
The following courses are required of all students who choose the exercise science concentration.