The study of human anatomy and physiology, care and prevention of injuries, exercise testing and prescription, psychology of sport, as well as diversity, equity and inclusion in sport are a few key features of our curriculum. Students refine their degree by choosing a concentration that best suits their career goals: pre-professional studies, human performance, or holistic health. Knowledge is also applied during experiential learning opportunities in and out of the classroom, as well as through an internship.

Why Study Exercise Science?

Wilson’s exercise science degree is designed to take advantage of the College’s strong offerings in liberal studies and science, creating a springboard for students to pursue a variety of career options and/or continue their education with graduate-level studies. With the health and fitness industries experiencing rapid growth in the U.S, program graduates are sure to find diverse career opportunities. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statics, overall job growth for these industries is expected to increase by 15% over the next 10 years.

Career Paths

Earning a degree in exercise science can be the first step toward a rewarding career in many roles and fields, including

•    Physical Therapy
•    Occupational Therapy
•    Chiropractic Medicine
•    Physician Assistant
•    Clinical Director
•    Personal or Group Training
•    Fitness and Performance Enhancement
•    Exercise Physiologist
•    Strength and Conditioning
•    Health and Human Services
•    Personal Health and Well‐being
•    Integrative Medicine
•    Health Coaching
•    Case Manager or Patient Advocacy

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Hear from faculty and current students in our Health Science and Exercise Science departments in this recording of a virtual information session.

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