Bachelor's Degree | Exercise Science/Physiology | Kent State University

Bachelor's Degree

 

We offer a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science with the option to choose from three different areas of concentration:

  1. Exercise Physiology - View Requirements (PDF)
  2. Exercise Specialist - View Requirements (PDF)
  3. Pre-Physical/Occupational Therapy/Podiatric Medicine  -  View Requirements (PDF)

View the Exercise Science Plan of Study (PDF) for an all-inclusive comparison of our three concentrations.

Many students choose an Exercise Physiology concentration to prepare them for graduate school in that area or in other health care professions (i.e. Occupational Therapy, Podiatry or Medical School). Students also pursue the program with an Exercise Specialist concentration to prepare them for work in the clinical setting ranging from a career in wellness to cardiac rehabilitation. The Exercise Specialist concentration is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP) and is a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Education Recognition Program (ERP). 

The Pre-Physical/Occupational Therapy/Podiatric Medicine concentration provides students with extensive coursework to prepare for further graduate study in Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy. Students will gain hands-on experience through a supervised internship and laboratory research.

Upon graduation, students in each of the concentrations are qualified to take the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C) certification, and/or the NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification.

All concentrations can be completed in four years.

Based on our 2015-2016 report to The Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (CoAES) our retention rate was 87%. We had 96 undergraduate students admitted, with 83 of them graduating.