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GVSU exercise science student and professor engaged in a running shoe study. Photo was taken pre-COVID.

Exercise Science, B.S.

The field of exercise science examines the relationships between physical activity and exercise on physical performance, health, and wellness. This includes studying acute responses and long-term adaptations in the human body, as influenced by physical movement.


6%
Michigan Job Growth

Exercise science opportunities are projected to grow 6% in Michigan by 2025.

11%
National Job Growth

Exercise science opportunities are projected to grow 11% in the U.S. by 2025.

70%
Alumni Working in the Field

70% of GVSU exercise science alumni work in their field.


Source: EMSI, 2021

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science is consistent with American College of Sports Medicine standards and has emphasis areas in clinical exercise science and health fitness instruction. The program also offers students high-impact experiences through fieldwork and internship courses.

Why Study Exercise Science at Grand Valley?


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