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Exercise Science

Bachelor of Science

Overview

CSP’s Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science is designed to help graduates become experts in three vital kinesiology concepts: exercise, human movement, and wellness.

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Course Length

68 Credit Hours

Location

On Campus

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Your studies in the program are comprised of a holistic approach toward exercise science. This means coursework in biology, mathematics, and human anatomy will all be explored to gain proper understanding from all angles.

The program prepares you for rewarding careers in personal training, coaching, rehabilitation sciences, and health and wellness education. Many graduates from the program further their education in areas like physical therapy, chiropracty, athletic training, sport psychology, and more.

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Athletic Trainer $ 49,960

Athletic trainers specialize in preventing, diagnosing, and treating muscle and bone injuries and illnesses.

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Exercise Physiologist $ 50,280

Exercise physiologists develop fitness and exercise programs that help injured or sick patients recover

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Occupational Therapist $ 86,280

Occupational therapists treat patients who have injuries, illnesses, or disabilities through the therapeutic use of everyday activities.

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According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 15 percent from 2019 to 2029, adding about 2.4 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups. This program offers opportunities in a variety of healthcare fields, including strength and conditioning, fitness, rehabilitation, nutrition, and clinical exercise physiology. It also prepares students for a number of graduate programs such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, and chiropractic.

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Program Details

CSP’s BS in Exercise Science degree will prepare you for an impactful and positive career in any number of kinesiology-related fields. After your time at CSP you’ll feel well-equipped to step into your dream career or further your education.

The 69-credit program includes a well-balanced study of biology, chemistry, human anatomy, foundations of exercise and sports science, nutrition, psychology, biomechanics, athletic training, injury prevention, and more. This all-around approach to the degree makes it incredibly valuable to those who desire career flexibility.

After completing the program you’ll have mastered necessary skills such as patient rehabilitation, how to build nutritional plans, psychological aspects of wellness, and more. Your hands-on internship will allow you to work alongside seasoned professionals and gain invaluable experience.

Exercise Science graduates from CSP can enter virtually any related field and start their careers. Popular career paths include personal training, coaching, physical therapy, chiropracty, and many more.

CAREER SUPPORT

The support system you’ll enjoy at CSP continues far past the day you receive your diploma. Our Office of Career Development helps students and alumni find meaningful work through job & internship assistance, networking opportunities, interview prep, and much more.

WE'RE COMMITTED TO YOUR SUCCESS

CSP was ranked in the Top 10 “Career Ready” Institutions & Top 10 “Career Ready” Feedback for First-Generation College Students in the 2021 SkillSurvey Career Readiness.

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Student Outcomes

CSP graduates are leaders and trailblazers. Meet some of our alumni below and see how they’re shaping the world.

Jade Weller

Exercise Science

Nic Rudolph

Physical Therapist, NovaCare Rehabilitation

Meet Our Faculty

Our world-class faculty use their decades of experience to nurture your success from the first day of class all the way to graduation— and beyond.

Dr. Katie Fischer

Dean of the College of Health and Science

Dr. Samuel Haag

Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Health Sciences

Joseph Ostrem, PhD.

Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Health Sciences