Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science 

The Exercise Science degree at Kennesaw State University’s Wellstar College is a scientifically based program designed for you to meet the needs in the exercise science profession by developing your existing knowledge, honing your skills and growing your abilities as you learn through various domains.

As an exercise science major, you’ll learn through hands-on experiences in laboratory, community and healthcare settings. The Exercise Science degree is a diversified program that provides both introductory and advanced coursework, laboratory experiences and the opportunity for practical application of knowledge through community and research-based experiences.

You can also continue through postgraduate study in exercise science or other health-related disciplines, including physical therapy, occupational therapy and medical programs. The Exercise Science degree will also prepare you for professional certifications through the American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Associate and International Society for Sports Nutrition.

For information regarding program admission, please contact the Wellstar College of Health and Human Services Advising Center.




KSU exercise science students in the classroom

Program Snapshot

Program Format: Hybrid

Number of Credit Hours: 120 Total Hours

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

Time to Complete: Four-year Program

Primary Campus: Kennesaw

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Degree Pathway

Stay on path for graduation by using the degree pathway that maps out your courses by semester and by year.

Exercise Science Degree Pathway
degree pathway

Exercise Science Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Internships - Wellstar offers exercise science internships for Exercise Science students where you can elect to earn academic credit for internship experiences in the Major Field Elective area or the Free Elective area.

  • Hands-On – The KSU Exercise Science Physiology Laboratory is well-equipped and you will have access to a host of equipment that allows for the assessment of body composition, muscular fitness, neuromuscular function, aerobic capacity, metabolic function, and other relevant physical performance and health outcomes. The lab allows for the best experience in hands-on experiments such as microbiopsy, venipuncture, electrocardiography, and air displacement plethysmography.

  • Enhanced Technology - Wellstar College has “smart” classrooms incorporating top-notch technology to make learning less difficult and more efficient. 

Where will a degree in exercise science lead you?

The Bachelor of Exercise Science degree is a gateway to various professional career areas such as:

  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Kinesiology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Therapy
  • Activity Specialist
  • Anatomist
  • Athletic Director
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist

Exercise Science Degree Salary and Career Information

An Exercise Science degree will prepare you for exercise science jobs in corporate fitness programs, fitness centers, cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation programs, strength and conditioning, personal training services and ergonomics.

Double Owl

Double Owl Pathway

Double Owl Pathways allows undergraduate students to obtain their undergraduate and graduate degrees at significantly lower costs and in less time than pursuing each degree separately. KSU offers a variety of Pathways to choose from various disciplines, allowing students to graduate sooner and get a head start on their future careers.

Department of Exercise Science and Sport Management

Kennesaw State University
Department of Exercise Science and Sport Management
Prillaman Health Sciences, Room 4025
Mail Drop #4104
520 Parliament Garden Way NW
Kennesaw, GA  30144-5591

Phone: 470-578-7600

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