Bachelors Degree In Exercise Science Liberty University
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Up to 75% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
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Jan 13, 2020

Be a Champion of Health with a Degree in Exercise Science

Are you passionate about health and wellness or fitness and exercise? Do you want to help others achieve their goals and live out their healthiest lives? We do too! That’s why we’ve created our exercise science degree programs to help you pursue your passions in an exciting and fulfilling career.

Our exercise science program offers two specializations: fitness specialist and therapeutic science. If you pursue our fitness specialist degree, you’ll be prepared to enter your career field upon graduation as an exercise physiologist or personal trainer, working in a wellness or fitness center.

Our therapeutic science specialization offers an alternative track to medical school. You could go on to become a physician’s assistant, chiropractor, physical or occupational therapist, dietician, or even someone who works with prosthetics!

So what are you waiting for? Start following your passions today to lead a life that promotes the wellness and health of others.

Why Choose Liberty’s Exercise Science Program?

By pursuing one of our exercise science degrees, you can rest easy knowing that your program is both highly esteemed and challenging. You’ll learn from exercise science professionals, get hands-on experience, and work with some of the latest technology in the field.

Our exercise science program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). This means that employers and graduate schools will recognize your degree.

We are also excited about one of our greatest assets at Liberty—our professors. These men and women have years of experience in what they teach. Plus, most of them have earned their doctorate in an exercise science-related field. They are here to mentor, guide, and support you throughout your academic journey.

Additionally, we want to make sure that while you’re here, you get hands-on experience. With required labs, a practicum, and an internship opportunity, you’re guaranteed to have experience in your field by the time you graduate. You’ll also have access to some of the latest tech in the field, including our Human Performance Lab, Motion Analysis Lab, Functional Assessment Labs, and Standardized Patient Assessment Labs.

What Will You Learn in Our Exercise Science Program?

While you’re studying in our exercise science program, you’ll receive all the knowledge and training you need to succeed in either a fitness specialist position or in the graduate school of your choice. We have provided a curriculum that is foundational to your future career and education.

Regardless of which degree specialization you choose, you’ll take many exercise science and other related courses, including:

  • Biomechanics
  • History of Life
  • Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning
  • Exercise Leadership
  • Musculoskeletal Terminology and Clinical Documentation
  • Physiology of Exercise

Our fitness specialist track focuses on training in sports injuries, human movement, and group exercise. If you decide to study our therapeutic science degree track, you’ll study musculoskeletal anatomy, therapeutic rehabilitation, and healthcare research.

Check out our featured courses below for more information about what you’ll learn!

Featured Courses

EXSC 101 – Introduction to Exercise Science

EXSC 310 – Physiology of Exercise

EXSC 350 – Biomechanics

EXSC 461 – Exercise Leadership

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Highlights of Our Exercise Science Program

  • Our exercise science program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
  • Based on the Annual Exercise Science Alumni Survey of 2017, the Exercise Science program has a positive job placement rate of 95%.
  • Every professor has years of experience and has earned his or her doctorate in a related field.
  • Guaranteed hands-on experience with laboratory, practicum, and internship opportunities.
  • Our Human Performance Lab, Motion Analysis Lab, Functional Assessment Labs, and Standardized Patient Assessment Labs will ensure you are on the cutting edge of technology in your field.
  • Our students exceed the national pass rate on the American College of Sports Medicine Exercise Physiologist Certification Exam (ACSM C-EP), National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Exam (NSCA CSCS), and State Board of Certification Athletic Training Licensing Exam.

Exercise Science Bachelor’s Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Exercise Science Graduates

  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Fitness Specialist
  • Chiropractor
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Fitness Facility of Wellness Center Owner/Operator
  • Personal Trainer
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physical Therapist
  • Prosthetics Specialist
  • Registered Dietician

Some career opportunities in this field will require additional education beyond a bachelor’s degree.

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • SAT, ACT, or CLT scores
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.

The Exercise Science program has additional admission requirements to be admitted to the program. For more information, review our Admission and Retention Guidelines.

Fitness Specialist

Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Therapeutic Science