Exercise Science, B.S.

If your passion for exercise is matched only by your passion for helping people, then USJ’s undergraduate Exercise Science program is for you

From professional athletes to patients in a clinical setting, everyone can benefit from a knowledgeable fitness professional.

Exercise Science is the study of human movement and the understanding of how a variety of factors impact the human body. It helps us recognize the structural and functional changes that occur during exercise on the physiological, biochemical, and biomechanical levels.

With a bachelor’s degree from USJ, students will be prepared to begin successful careers helping individuals achieve their goals – whether that’s in professional sports, college athletics, or community gyms.

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Are Exercise Science Careers in Demand?

The Connecticut Department of Labor projects growth by 2024 in many professions that Exercise Science program graduates pursue. There is a projected 28.4% growth for physician assistants, 18% growth for physical therapists, 14.6% for athletic trainers, 14.5% for occupational therapists, and 13% for exercise physiologists.


Internships & Career Opportunities

With a B.S. in Exercise Science, graduates can pursue careers such as athletic trainer and director, recreation therapist, exercise therapist, coach, scout, fitness center manager, health coach, PE teacher, exercise physiologist, PT assistant, health consultant, wellness, and more.


With the growing industry and the high demand for health care workers, our program provides internship opportunities in health care and athletic organizations. Students will expand their knowledge with engaging courses to
stay on top of industry trends and prepare for graduate
programs and a variety of professional careers.

Clubs & Organizations

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee | Pre-Health Professions Club | Public Health Society

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Melissa Brown, RD, CSSD, LD
Exercise Science
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 860.231.5262

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