Advising Center

Exercise & Health Science Majors


The Exercise and Health Science major program is designed for students seeking academic preparation in the exercise, fitness and/or health areas. This program of study prepares students to become leaders in the fitness profession, and to organize and deliver health promotion programs in private, public, or corporate wellness environments. The capstone to the program is a one academic semester internship experience working in an exercise and health science setting, or students can select pre-professional elective coursework to prepare for advanced or graduate studies, e.g., physical therapy, exercise physiology. Program of study: 123 hrs. New majors or transfer students should change their major in Owl Express and then contact the HPS Advising Center via e-mail to schedule an intial consultation.

Students pursing a degree in Exercise and Health Science typically seek employment in one of the following areas:

  • Medical and Research Settings
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation
    • Hospital Based Fitness/Wellness
    • Diagnostic Testing
  • Corporate Fitness/Wellness
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Commercial Business
    • Fitness Center
    • Personal Training
    • Equipment Sales
  • Geriatric Facility
    • Senior Center
    • Assisted Living Facility