Available as major (B.S. degree) and minor
Do you want to help people live longer, healthier lives through exercise, nutrition and rehabilitation? Your study of exercise science will prepare you to do all that and more in a professional way.
Exercise science includes the study of the human body – bones, muscles, skin, tissue – and human movement. Learn how to keep the body in top condition. Appreciate the effects that diet, nutrition and exercise have on the body. Understand injury and illness prevention, and ways to hope people cope with their injuries. Find new ways to help people overcome their excuses and fears relating to fitness.At Olivet, you can:
Putting knowledge to workComplete an internship in exercise science with such companies and organizations as:
Design and complete a senior project. One of our most popular projects has been working with a volunteer faculty or staff members as his/her personal trainer for six weeks. Examples of projects include:
CareersA career based in exercise science may be for you if you:
Job growth in this field will continue because of the aging population of “baby boomers,” and their interest in fitness and health.Possible careers include: group exercise instructor, biomechanist, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation specialist, sports nutritionist, fitness director, exercise physiologist, occupational physiologist, personal trainer, physical therapist, occupational therapist, professor, researcher, strength and conditioning coach, fitness specialist, fitness instructor, lifestyle coach, fitness center technicianExercise Science is part of the Department of Exercise and Sports Science within the School of Professional Studies.
Transition your love for health and wellness into a successful career with a degree in exercise science.