As an exercise science major, you study human movement, enhance your critical thinking and research skills, and acquire specific skills in preparation for professional certification.
Customize Your Education
When you pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science, you choose the area that is the best match for your future career by selecting one of three concentration areas:
Download a sample four-year sequence for Exercise Science.
Truman also offers a coaching minor.
The Best Labs for Hands-on Learning
Our modern labs provide you with unique opportunities to explore research and individualized study. Learn about human motion, muscle activity, and kinematics. Picture yourself using our sophisticated motion-analysis system to measure force vectors in 3-D space. For your Human Anatomy class, you’ll work in a human cadaver lab (only 4 percent of undergraduate programs in the nation offer human cadaver-based anatomy). Students also use Truman's athletic training facilities for clinical practice and active learning. Exercise science majors also gain valuable experience through internships and practicums, and Truman has cooperative partnerships with local agencies provide you with additional avenues for skill development and job experience.
Preparing for Lives That Matter
Around 65 percent of our exercise science students identify physical therapy as their occupation of choice, and approximately 90% of those who apply to graduate programs in physical therapy gain admission. Truman has affiliations with select graduate programs that provide some students special advantages in the graduate admissions process. The American College of Sports Medicine’s Health Fitness Specialist (HFS) certification exam serves as the senior exit exam.
Athletic Training student Jordan Beckett (’16) participated in the National Athletic Training Student’s Committee (NATSC) Fall Photo collage contest in October and won! Students from accredited Athletic Training programs around the nation were invited to submit photos in collage format of materials that represent the Athletic Training profession. Students submitted their photos to the NATSC […]
Kelsey Mengwasser, senior Exercise Science major, recently won an “Outstanding Research Poster” Award with a $100 prize at A.T. Still’s University 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium. Her research compared isokinetic leg strengths in female college athletes; hamstring and quadricep strengths were compared both bilaterally and ipsilaterally.