Our Exercise Science Program
Available in: Women's College
Exercise Science is the multidisciplinary study of human movement and involves a range of disciplines such as anatomy and physiology, bio-mechanics, exercise physiology and nutrition.
Exercise science is home to a program that focuses on the practical and scientific practice and understanding within the exercise science, fitness, sports medicine, and health promotion domains. In addition to classroom instruction, you'll experience weekly labs in exercise physiology and exercise testing and prescription.
The professors are willing and available when a student needs help or guidance. Its not about passing the class, it’s about understanding the content and being prepared for the next step in the working world.Taylor Hannah '21
The Exercise Science Program prepares you to pursue a career in a variety of health related settings from schools, colleges, clinics and the sport/fitness industry, or continue your studies toward an advanced degree in physical therapy, athletic training or programs in exercise science.
- Planning to attend an athletic training graduate program? Consider internships in clinical or athletics settings.
- Planning on a career in the fitness industry? Consider a minor in business.
- Interested in public health? Consider internships in Community Health Facilities or local health departments.
- Focused on a career in the health professions? Then consider a minor in biology or public health. Consider internships in rehabilitation settings.
Employment of physical therapists is projected to grow 22 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for physical therapy will come from the aging baby boomers, who are not only staying active later in life, but are more susceptible to health conditions, such as strokes, that may require physical therapy. In addition, physical therapists will be needed to treat people with mobility issues stemming from chronic conditions, such as diabetes or obesity.
Physical Therapist (Requires Doctoral or Professional Degree)
Median Pay 2018: $87,930
Job Outlook 2018-2018: Projecting 22% growth
Our CC EXSC program is hands on when studying bones, movements, muscles, etc. The internship requirement is also a great way to get in-person field experience before graduating.Alexus Jennings '21
Karen Turner, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science and Public Health
B.S. Erskine College; M Ed. Auburn University; EdD. The University Of West Florida