Why Exercise Science at E&H?

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What Can You Do with an Exercise Science Degree?

An Exercise Science (EXSC) degree provides an excellent foundation for pursuing a graduate degree in a health professions discipline (i.e., athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant studies) or other health-related fields (public health, nutrition/dietetics, clinical exercise physiology, or kinesiology). The EXSC degree also prepares students for careers in commercial fitness, corporate wellness, or strength and conditioning.

Exercise Science majors will gain a strong understanding of the human body with coursework incorporating both core biological sciences and applied physiology. Classroom and laboratory experiences 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). 

Fitness, Nutrition & Wellness Professions

  • Dietitian
  • Nutritionist
  • Fitness Instructor/Director
  • Public Health 
  • Personal Trainer
  • Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Wellness Coach

Medical & Rehabilitation Professions

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Chiropractor
  • Physician

Early Assurance Programs

The Department of Physical Therapy Early Assurance Program 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 program after completion of the DPT Program prerequisite course requirements and an undergraduate degree from Emory & Henry College. More information about this program can be found here.