Exercise Science Program
There is magic in movement & movement is powerful medicine!
The Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science degree provides students with classroom and laboratory experiences that examine the body’s physiological responses to exercise, the role of regular physical activity in maintaining health and wellness, and the chronic health conditions that are associated with physical inactivity (i.e., heart disease, diabetes, obesity).
Students have two degree-track options to choose from and both degree tracks will also prepare students for graduate study in related fields such as nutrition and dietetics, exercise physiology, kinesiology, public health, and health promotion.
Fitness & Wellness Track
Intended for students who are interested in the fields of commercial fitness, corporate wellness, health clubs, or strength and conditioning. This track includes 19 hours of electives, which will also enable students to earn a minor in a related course of study.
Clinical Health Professions Track
Prepares students for graduate study in the health professions (i.e., athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant studies) or employment in health-related fields. This degree track includes the prerequisites that are typically required for admission to most health professions graduate programs.
Doctor of Physical Therapy Early Assurance Program
The Department of Physical Therapy Early Assurance program (DPT-EAP) offers a select number of talented high school seniors a position in the Emory & Henry College Doctor of Physical Therapy program. This program offers selected undergraduate students a position in the graduate Doctor of Physical Therapy Program after completion of the DPT Program prerequisite course requirements and an undergraduate degree from Emory & Henry College.