Undergraduate Overview

Bachelor of Science

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Office Location: SLB 16

Goals and Objectives

A Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science provides exciting opportunities for individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in any of the diverse fields of the discipline. The curriculum is designed to provide academic content and hands-on training relating to the science of movement, exercise testing and prescription, kinesiology, health promotion, and research in allied health. The curriculum is delivered through classroom and laboratory instruction, as well as applied practical experiences. Community interaction may occur in various settings, including health and sports medicine clinics, corporations and industrial settings, fitness centers, rehabilitation facilities, and other nontraditional settings.

Objectives for the Exercise Science degree program include the following:

1. Prepare graduates to work in a variety of health, fitness, and rehabilitation settings

2. Educate students to work with diverse populations and various health and fitness backgrounds

3. Foster strong interpersonal and communication skills that promotes professional and personal citizenship in students

4. Develop scientific and practical skills that enable graduates to pursue post-baccalaureate degrees

5. Provide graduates for the Illinois allied health workforce, especially in central Illinois