Exercise Science, B.S.
From professional athletes to patients in the hospital 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.
If your passion for exercise is matched only by your passion for helping people, then USJ’s undergraduate Exercise Science program is for you.
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.
What Classes Will You Take?
Within the B.S. in Exercise Science program, students take a variety of courses across disciplines, including:
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Sports Nutrition
- Health Promotion Strategies
- Exercise Testing and Prescription
- Health Coaching
- Exercise Program Design and Management, and more
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.
What Can I Do With This Degree?
By learning about human movement and how factors like diet, psychology, health, and exercise impact the human body, students will enter the field ready to meet people’s needs in a variety of areas, including:
- Strength and conditioning training
- Health coaching
- Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation
- Personal training
- Corporate wellness
How Much Can I Earn with a B.S. in Exercise Science?
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the median annual salary for exercise physiologists is $54,700 and in Connecticut, the median annual salary is $60,500.