Learn more about what makes Gardner-Webb University's Exercise Science Department unique.

Five Reasons to Choose Gardner-Webb for Exercise Science

One Practical Experience. From the Wellness Center for a hospital-based cardiopulmonary rehabilitation clinical rotation to the Carolina Chiropractic Plus Human Performance Laboratory with a BodPod and metabolic carts, students learn in real-life settings, supplementing lectures and reading with service learning, research, and internship opportunities.

TwoFocus on pre-professional pathways/strength conditioning rehabilitation. Exercise Science is a multidisciplinary study involving components of biological, physical and health sciences to explain structural and functional changes that occur on the physiological, biochemical, and biomechanical levels to maximize human performance.

ThreeChristian education. Fostering meaningful intellectual thought, critical analysis, and spiritual challenge within a diverse community of learning, Gardner-Webb is dedicated to higher education that integrates scholarship with Christian life.

FourDedicated faculty. Exercise Science faculty are industry-experienced individuals, which allows students to be educated by professionals who have practical knowledge in their particular field, as well as the appropriate level of formal education. Small class sizes facilitate faculty relationships with students, while individual advising, undergraduate research and mission work encourages deeper relationships outside of the traditional classroom.

FiveExceptional facilities. The College of Health Sciences, which is the new home for our Hunt School of Nursing, Physician Assistant Studies and Exercise Science programs, provides an advanced, modern facility to match the exceptional reputations already established by our health sciences programs. The proximity of these health sciences programs organically fosters interprofessional exchanges and puts our students and faculty on the cutting edge of research and learning, while benefiting the local community and region through student-based service learning programs.