The goals of the exercise science major are to provide undergraduate students with a fundamental background in human physiology and an understanding of how exercise can impact the human body in a positive manner coupled with a solid foundation in the natural sciences. Majors become highly trained individuals who can educate others how to exercise appropriately without causing undue harm.
Exercise science majors acquire scientific literacy related to the biological and exercise sciences demonstrate their mastery through written and oral expression. Students in the program conduct laboratory research to learn hands-on experimental methodology, approach, design, and statistical analysis. The exercise science program equips students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to become gainfully employed upon graduation or secure a position at a graduate school in a related field.