Exercise Science Major
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:
This concentration covers biomechanics, exercise physiology, strength and conditioning, personal training, sport and recreation management, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation and related fields.
- Physical Education & Health
This concentration is designed for students interested in teaching physical education and health in a K-12 public school system.
- Pre-Medical Sciences
This concentration covers pre-chiropractic studies, pre-physical therapy, pre-medicine, pre-physician assistant and related fields.
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 75 percent of our Exercise Science students identify physical therapy as their occupation of choice, and approximately 80 percent 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 Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C) certification exam serves as the senior exit exam.
5 May 2016 | 9:24 pm
This semester, the two sections of HLTH 366 (Program Assessment and Planning in Health) raised money to help fund Kirksville Child Development Center’s (K-CDC) future bike path. This paved bike path is scheduled to be completed during the summer of 2016 and will allow the children to use their tricycles and bicycles more than in […]
3 May 2016 | 9:23 pm
The Student Public Health Association welcomed 12 new members in the spring semester. SPHA is co-advised by Dr. Janice Clark and Dr. Alicia Wodika.