Bachelors Degree In Exercise Science Therapeutic Science Liberty University (2)
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Aug 19, 2024

Jumpstart Your Career with a Degree in Exercise Science – Therapeutic Science

Do you want to invest in the future of medicine and change lives along the way? We want to help you meet that goal! Our exercise science in therapeutic science degree provides the foundational courses, tools, and experience you need to succeed in a medical profession.

This degree is designed as an alternative track to medical school. With this degree credential, you can apply to physical therapy, occupational therapy, or chiropractor school, as well as pursue further education or careers as a dietician or prosthetist.

Why wait any longer? You want to pursue a career in the medical field that helps others, and we want to help you get there. Our exercise science program is going to propel you forward into a fulfilling career.

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At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Exercise Science – Therapeutic Science Degree?

We’re excited that you’re interested in our exercise science program! We have designed this degree to provide all the foundational knowledge, resources, and experience you need to succeed in your future career or apply to the graduate school of your choice.

What’s exciting about our therapeutic science specialization is all the benefits we offer through the program. Here are some things you can look forward to:

  • Our program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), so it will be recognized by whatever graduate program you apply to.
  • All of our professors have years of experience in the field and have earned his or her doctorate in a related program.
  • You’ll gain hands-on experience with required labs, a practicum, and an optional internship.
  • Use top facilities including our Human Performance Lab, Motion Analysis Lab, Functional Assessment Labs, and Standardized Patient Assessment Labs.

Join our exercise science program and we’ll get you one major step closer to your goals in the medical field. We can’t wait to guide you through your academic journey.

What Will You Learn in Our Exercise Science – Therapeutic Science Degree?

At Liberty, we want to provide you with a curriculum that will give you all the knowledge you need to be successful in your future career. With our exercise science specialization in therapeutic science degree, you’ll receive an exciting, unique, and challenging degree that prepares you for your future.

Our exercise science program prepares you to succeed in whatever exercise or medical field you choose. You’ll take courses in musculoskeletal terminology, the history of life, physiology of exercise, the essentials of strength training and conditioning, biomechanics, and exercise leadership.

If you are interested in pursuing our therapeutic science specialization, you’ll study additional courses that will prepare you for medical school. These courses include:

  • Clinical Musculoskeletal Anatomy
  • Healthcare Evidenced-Based Research Analysis
  • Musculoskeletal Injury Assessment
  • Theory of Therapeutic Rehabilitation

View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information about what you’ll learn!

Featured Courses

EXSC 101 – Introduction to Exercise Science

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • An overview of the professions in the field of exercise science
  • Career opportunities within exercise science and allied health
  • Various aspects of careers, determining requirements for advanced study, and learning what coursework would be appropriate for the different career paths

EXSC 310 – Physiology of Exercise

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • A study of the effects of exercise on the major systems of the human body including cardiorespiratory, neuro-muscular, glandular and digestive
  • Other effects influencing human exercise, including climate, altitude, and ergogenic aids

EXSC 350 – Biomechanics

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Foundational knowledge of basic mechanical principles and how these can be applied in analyzing movements of the human body
  • An integrated balance of qualitative and quantitative examples, applications, and problems designed to illustrate the mechanical principles discussed

EXSC 461 – Exercise Leadership

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Necessary leadership qualities and skills expected for leading exercise activities
  • Development of professional competencies through classroom instruction, as well as observational and practical experiences
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Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our Exercise Science – Therapeutic Science Degree

  • Our exercise science program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
  • Every professor has years of experience and has earned his or her doctorate in a related field.
  • You are 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 – Therapeutic Science Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Exercise Science –Therapeutic Science Graduates

  • Athletic trainer*
  • Chiropractor*
  • Occupational therapist*
  • Physician*
  • Physician assistant*
  • Physical therapist*
  • Prosthetics specalist*
  • Registered dietician*

*These careers require graduate-level education after completion of your 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)
  • Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.
  • 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.