The exercise science program is designed to prepare students for entry into graduate school in one of the disciplines related to exercise science or one of the health care professional schools.
Students majoring in exercise science explore how the body functions during physical activity and exercise. Principles and concepts taught in human anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, chemistry, physics, and nutrition are mastered to help understand how the body responds to acute bouts of exercise and how it adapts to chronic physical activity and exercise. The impact that physical activity and exercise have on one's capacity to do work, physical performance, as well as its impact on health and disease makes study of this discipline rewarding.
The exercise science degree provides excellent preparation for students interested in graduate work in exercise physiology (MS, PhD) or those desiring to pursue training in medicine, physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, podiatry, chiropractic, and other healthcare professions. Graduates in this major may also find opportunities in community, corporate or hospital wellness or fitness centers, and health promotion programs.
BYU offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Exercise Science. Browse course requirements and contact academic advisors below in the programs tab.