The exercise science major is a flexible, science-based curriculum designed for students wishing pursue a wide range of goals including working in the health and fitness industry, health professions including pre-medicine and pre-physical therapy, as well as graduate study in exercise science.

Initial coursework provides a solid background in human anatomy, physiology and psychology. Advanced courses investigate the theoretical and technical aspects of human physical performance within the context of physical fitness, athletic performance and pathological states. Students receive hands-on training using advanced physiological and psychomotor data acquisition systems. Opportunities exist to pursue advanced research and external internships depending upon individual interest.

Exercise physiology lab

The exercise science lab is equipped with state-of-the-art physical performance instrumentation including:

  • Oxygen consumption and metabolic analysis system
  • Body composition analysis via bioelectrical impedance and skinfold thickness
  • Non-invasive blood pressure monitoring equipment
  • Research-grade calibrated Monarch cycle ergometer
  • EMG, ECG, and EEG instrumentation
  • Blood lactate analysis
  • Research-grade Biopac physiological data acquisition units

Recommended course sequence

Year 1 or 2

Year 2, 3 or 4

KIN 111
KIN 206
STA 201

Electives from
KIN 212
KIN 215
KIN 237 
KIN 205

KIN 207
KIN 309
KIN 315
KIN 362

Electives from
KIN 310
KIN 334
KIN 380