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Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science


Students in the exercise science program at Grand Valley State University must follow all general education requirements as defined in the Grand Valley State University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog.

Core Courses (59 credits minimum)

Emphasis Courses

Students must choose between exercise physiology and sports performance, physical activity and health, or exercise science in health care preparation as an emphasis within their exercise science degree program:

Exercise Physiology and Sports Performance (26 credits)

This emphasis deepens and expands content in human athletic performance and the physiology of training, thus preparing students for careers in strength and conditioning, sports science, biomechanics, and graduate school/academia.

Physical Activity and Health (26 credits)

This emphasis deepens content knowledge in health, wellness, and public health, thus preparing students for careers in community wellness, corporate/employee wellness, cardiac rehabilitation, personal training, occupational therapy, and graduate school/academia.

Exercise Science in Health Care (26-35 Credits)

This emphasis provides a logical gateway for graduate health profession-seeking students (athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and physician assistant) by broadening their basic biological and physical science background. This emphasis is intentionally diverse in electives to accommodate the wide range of graduate health profession pre-requisite coursework not already offered within the exercise science core curriculum.

Program Costs

Students will be responsible for the costs associated with the required pre-internship health compliance check (immunizations, background check, and drug screening), travel to and from fieldwork or internship sites, and all textbooks and supplemental materials required for each course.

Exercise Science Program Description

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