Set your future in motion with a degree in Exercise Science! Exercise Science majors study the body’s motion, particularly through and during exercise: how it works, its needs under physical and emotional stress, and its effect on human life. This knowledge and scientific study is then used to help others live better, more safe and comfortable lives.
Here’s what makes the Mount’s Exercise Science major unique:
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Learn about Exercise Science major academic requirements and courses here.
Up until Junior year, you’ll take many of the same courses as our Biology and Chemistry majors, with a focus on lab work and developing the essential science skills necessary to advance to further study. This similarity in coursework allows you the flexibility to find your perfect fit within the field of science as your studies progress.
As an Exercise Science major, your upper-level coursework will span a number of scientific topics like exercise physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, nutrition, and injury prevention. An understanding of all of these subjects will help you to become a well-versed professional who can approach health and fitness problems from a holistic perspective.
Outside of the classroom, you’ll benefit from numerous opportunities for research (which is vital for graduate school!) as well as membership in science-related organizations on campus like the American Chemical Society, honor societies, and our new Exercise as Medicine group. Throughout, you’ll notice an emphasis on service, using the knowledge you gain in the classroom to help the community and give you hands-on opportunities to test your skills.
As an Exercise Science major, you'll be ready to enter a variety of fields related to health and wellness. If you wish to pursue further study, you'll be well-prepared to become certified in fitness and wellness disciplines or graduate studies in athletic training, physical or occupational therapy, and even MD or OD degree programs.
Likewise, if you'd rather jump right into your career, Exercise Science majors will have the skills to benefit the fields of nutrition, public health, health education, fitness, and more.
The current popular interest in health and longevity lends itself to an abundance of opportunities for employment and personal fulfillment within the field of Exercise Science.