Bachelor of Science in Physical Education – Exercise Science Concentration


36 in Major 120 to Degree

$319 per credit

UW-Superior’s exercise science program provides the knowledge and skills to prepare you for a successful career in clinical exercise physiology, health and fitness fields. The program also lays the groundwork for entrance into graduate school for careers in exercise physiology, athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician’s assistant and many other allied health careers. Program coursework provides basic and advanced knowledge of the structure and function of the human body as well as applied areas such as exercise physiology, pathophysiology, kinesiology and motor learning. Hands-on experiential learning is woven into coursework throughout the program.

Program Description

Unique Opportunities this program offers:

Students are encouraged to take advantage of experiential learning opportunities such as internships and Academic Service-Learning. We recommend students earn NCCA-approved certifications and training from accredited organizations, such as the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the American Council on Exercise (ACE), among others. Exercise Science majors can double major and also receive a degree in Public Health. An internship that aligns with career goals is required.

The Health and Human Performance Department houses the Kessler Exercise Physiology Laboratory, a multifunctional exercise physiology lab where students learn and perform research and practice techniques related to their coursework and career goals.

Career Opportunities

The exercise science major leads to many health-related professional positions. Those marked with an asterisk (*) require additional graduate work:
Exercise Physiology*
Cardiovascular Rehabilitation*
Pulmonary Rehabilitation*
Sports Nutrition
Physician’s Assistant *
Physician *
Physical Therapy *
Occupational Therapy *
Personal Trainer
Health and Fitness Educator
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Athletic Coach
Wellness Director
Clinical Research Scientist *
Sports Psychologist *

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