Exercise Science, B.S.

Exercise Science, B.S.

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). If you are looking for a career that helps others maintain their health, restore function or improve their athletic performance, then Exercise Science is the major for you. Exercise Science students learn from caring faculty how to assess all components of fitness including strength, endurance, balance, agility, and flexibility, prescribe exercise for a variety of people throughout the lifespan.




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11% job growth for Exercise Physiologist according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Average Exercise Physiologist Salary in Chicago: $56,980.

In 2019, Exercise Science was the most common major of students accepted into physical therapy programs.

Develop the hands-on and technological skillset necessary to succeed in the rapidly growing world of fitness, health and wellness, sport and human movement.

The field of exercise science is rapidly expanding, both from professional athletes looking for enhanced performance to individuals looking for an enhanced quality of life.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH AN EXERCISE SCIENCE MAJOR?

Exercise Science is an interdisciplinary field that is rapidly expanding, both from professional athletes looking for improved performance to individuals looking for an enhanced quality of life. Graduates of Lewis University’s Exercise Science Program are prepared to immediately enter the workforce in a variety of settings.  Our graduates are working as:

  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Strength and Conditioning Coaches
  • Fitness Directors
  • Personal Trainers
  • Group Exercise Instructors
  • Health and Wellness Coach
  • Corporate Wellness Professional
  • Athletic Coach

Interested in continuing your education?

The hands-on skills you will develop and the experience you will get working with clients are valuable steps towards graduate programs in
Lewis Exercise Science graduates have also entered a variety of graduate programs including:

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Athletic Training
  • Nutrition
  • Biomechanics
  • Chiropractic
  • Public Health
  • Health Information Management

Professional Organizations

  1. ACSM
  2. NSCA
  3. NASM
  4. AFAA
  5. AACVPR
  6. ISCHR
  7. Medical Fitness Association
  8. Exercise is Medicine 

VIEW THE PROGRAM CURRICULUM

For more information contact the Office of Admission at admission@lewisu.edu or call (815)836-5250.