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B.S. in Exercise Science

Residential Exercise Science Program

The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science prepares students for careers in the health and fitness industry, as well as graduate studies in exercise physiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, and other health professions.

The Exercise Science program at Liberty University is designed to produce exercise science professionals who will impact the world of sports, fitness, and wellness. The program will provide the student with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to assess, prescribe exercise for, and monitor clients in a variety of health, wellness, and fitness settings. This program of study provides the student with a thorough immersion into the field of exercise science, by using a combination of classroom, laboratory, practicum, and internship experiences.

Based on the Annual Exercise Science Alumni Survey, in Fall 2023, the Exercise Science program has a positive placement rate of 94%.

The B.S. in Exercise Science is offered through the Department of Allied Health Professions.

Exercise Science (B.S.) Concentration and Cognates

Fitness Specialist Cognate

Credit Hours: 120 total hours

Exercise Science (B.S.) – Fitness Specialist

Strength & Conditioning Specialist Cognate

Credit Hours: 120 total hours

Exercise Science (B.S.) – Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Therapeutic Science Concentration

Credit Hours: 127 total hours

Exercise Science (B.S.) – Therapeutic Science


The Exercise Science Program at Liberty University is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). 

Admission Requirements

View Liberty’s undergraduate admissions requirements

Exercise Science Program Handbook

ACSM Certification Information

State Licensure/Certification Disclosure

The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science degree program meets the educational requirements to prepare students to sit for the following national certification in the field of exercise science as required by the program’s degree completion plan. Testing for this certification is required during the student’s senior year. Currently, there are no additional state requirements beyond certification.

Prospective students should be aware that each state has different professional licensure and certification requirements governing various occupations. Liberty University works to confirm if its educational programs meet the educational prerequisites for professional licensure or certification outside the Commonwealth of Virginia and updates this information each year. Students who plan to pursue licensure outside the Commonwealth of Virginia should be aware that state licensure requirements are subject to changes. Students are ultimately responsible for verifying their individual eligibility for state licensure and satisfying any requirements imposed thereby. While a program may originally meet the educational requirements for licensure, changes in requirements could impact the program’s ability to meet any new educational requirements.  Students are strongly encouraged to check with their state licensure board to confirm licensure requirements and obtain additional guidance as needed from the respective licensure board.

State Licensure/Certification

To view the licensure/certification requirements for your state.

Location Change

At any time you may notify us of a location change that could affect your licensure disclosure information. We require that you provide us with official notification by completing the State Change Notification form. Any address changes done through your myLU portal will not be considered an official address change and will not generate an updated disclosure.

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