Exercise Science

Your degree in Exercise Science will prepare you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to work as a professional in the exercise science and health professions. You will be skilled in evaluating health behaviors and risk factors, conducting fitness assessments, developing and implementing safe and effective exercise prescriptions, and motivating individuals to modify negative health habits and maintain positive lifestyle behaviors. Exercise science professionals perform these activities in medical, commercial, university, corporate, or community settings where their clients participate in health promotion, fitness, sports performance, and rehabilitation activities. The major requires an internship that must be completed in the summer.

Career Opportunities

With a degree in exercise science, your career opportunities will include working as a biomechanist, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation specialist, corporate wellness director, dietitian/sport nutritionist, employee fitness director, exercise physiologist, medical doctor, occupational physiologist, personal trainer, physical/occupational therapist, public or community health educator, researcher, strength and conditioning specialist, wellness coach, and more.

Download the ACSM Career Flyer

Contact

Dr. Jeffrey M. Hartman
ACSM-HFS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
(704) 406-3202
jhartman@gardner-webb.edu