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.
Laura James graduated in 2013, with a BS in Health Science. She is the Community Health Educator at BJC School Outreach and Youth Development in St. Louis, MO. One of her colleagues with the Farmington Regional Chamber recently published a news release profiling the work she has been doing in St. Francois County, MO: http://farmingtonmo.chambermaster.com/news/details/parkland-health-center-foundation-sponsors-health-education-in-st-francois-county-schools […]
Chico Orlando (ES, ’14), completed his Exercise Science Internship at Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, CA in the summer of 2014. Fitness Quest 10 is a fitness facility designed to “deliver one of the most extraordinary fitness experiences on the planet.” They deliver motivation, accountability and know-how, which results in overall health improvement. Chico […]