Help others with an exercise science degree
The Bachelor of Science in exercise science degree at Trine University emphasizes an in-depth understanding of the human body, injuries, movement, and how to maximize human performance. Approximately 70% of our graduates pursue graduate school in physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training or related fields.
The degree: Topics in health and human performance
Coursework in the Bachelor of Science in exercise science includes topics such as kinesiology, nutrition, health, wellness and human performance. If you are interested in athletic training or physical therapy, keep in mind these fields require a graduate degree. Trine’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program offers a direct entry option for exercise science graduates.
The Bachelor of Science in exercise science program is part of Trine University's Center for Sports Studies.
The experience: Internships and professional connections
The Bachelor of Science in exercise science features a research-based clinical application capstone course, practical and hands-on exercise and assessment labs, and real-world internship experiences. Students often intern with Indiana and Michigan division one football teams, at physical therapy clinics, with high school and college athletic trainers, and more.
The result: Excel in a variety of careers
Exercise science graduates excel in physical therapy, athletic training and sports performance careers. Careers in the sports performance field are also on the rise as schools and coaches are constantly striving to prevent injury and give their athletes a competitive edge. Careers in health and wellness are also on the rise due to the increase in life expectancy and growing public interest in wellness and longevity.
The career possibilities for graduates with a Bachelor of Science in exercise science degree include:
- Physical Therapist
- Athletic Trainer
- Strength and Conditioning Specialist
- Personal Trainer
- Wellness Director
- Recreation Leader
- Corporate Fitness Centers
- Health and Fitness Clubs
- Health and Wellness Coach
BS in Exercise Science