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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.

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