Exercise Science Major

As an exercise science major, you will study how the human body works in health and disease, how the body moves, and how it responds to exercise.


Injury prevention and the proper restoration of an injured body are also thoroughly covered. In addition to fulfilling discipline specific coursework, you are also encouraged to take electives or a formal minor in fields such as health communication or business administration. Read our major requirements.

Potential Careers
• Coach
• Biomechanist
• Corporate fitness
• Exercise physiologist
• Personal trainer
• Strength and
  conditioning coach

Use our pre-physical therapy program plan your coursework!

Featured Alumnus

“Bethany gave me all the tools necessary to succeed in this field. The curriculum was very well-rounded, and I learned so much in courses like gross anatomy, exercise physiology, and strength and conditioning. My understanding in all the wonders of the human body has been solidified and expanded.”
- Dan Stark, read full profile
After graduating from Bethany, Dan completed a medical internship in Costa Rica. He is currently in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at The College of St. Scholastica.