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Exercise science provides a holistic, scholarly approach to the study of human movement. Structural and functional aspects of movement efficiency, responses of the body to sport and exercise, and issues of health-related fitness and wellness are studied.

The skills and knowledge gained through the exercise science program allow students to pursue jobs in school, community, business, or industrial settings and provide a springboard into various graduate programs, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, sports management, and other allied health fields.


Students may choose from five concentrations based on their career goals or plans for graduate study:

  • Coaching
  • Fitness & Wellness
  • Pre-Professional
  • Sports Management


Trini Rangel
Area Chair of Exercise Science; Associate Professor of Exercise Science

Lonni Wilson
Associate Professor of Exercise Science; Director of MA in Coaching and Sport Management

Kirk English
Associate Professor of Exercise Science

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