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
- Concepts in Exercise Science
Whom can I contact form more information about Walsh's Exercise Science program?
Dr. Michael Dunphy, Division Chair, Math & Sciences