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Exercise Science Major

What is Exercise Science?

Exercise Science is a highly developed field of professional endeavor involving a hybrid of Biology, Chemistry, Physical Education and Clinical Sciences. This major is also an alternative route to the Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy programs.

What type of career can I look forward to with an Exercise Science degree?

A student graduating with a degree in Exercise Science is prepared to continue on to graduate school or to begin a career such as:

  • Wellness specialist
  • Personal trainer
  • Fitness instructor
  • Health/wellness writer
  • Recreation program director
  • Athletic trainer
  • Sports coach
  • Corporate fitness director

What makes Walsh's Exercise Science program unique?

  • Faculty with Experience. Each of our Ph.D. Biology faculty members specialize in their areas of expertise. They are excellent teachers and competent researchers.
  • Diverse Course Offering. Students can select from two tracks – one for career preparation and the other to prepare students for graduate school.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities. Walsh houses laboratories equipped with the latest technologies, giving our students a chance to work with the instruments and tools used in the field.
  • Experiential Learning. Walsh emphasizes internship and research experiences to prepare students for their next step after graduation.

In addition, students have the option to enroll in Walsh's new 4+1 Program for non-business majors who would like to supplement their bachelor's degree with an MBA. Through the program, students simultaneously earn undergraduate and graduate credit for Walsh's MBA Prep Series courses, saving both time and money as students pursue their advanced degree. 

Generally speaking, what courses will I need to take?

The Exercise Science major features a solid foundation that includes coursework in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Physical Education and Clinical Sciences. Specific courses include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • First Aid
  • Personal and Community Health
  • Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
  • Physiology of Exercise
  • Kinesiology
  • Concepts in Exercise Science

Whom can I contact form more information about Walsh's Exercise Science program?

Dr. Michael Dunphy, Division Chair, Math & Sciences
(330) 490-7201
mdunphy@walsh.edu