Want to be part of one of the fastest-growing career fields in the country? Study Exercise Science at Lyon College! The program offers two tracks: one track for students interested in entering the health profession as physical therapists or occupational therapists and a second track for students interested in fitness and wellness as a career. The courses cover human anatomy, exercise physiology, kinesiology, and the application of those sciences to help people improve their health. Lyon offers both a major and a minor in exercise science.
The Exercise Science Program offers an academic major with two tracks, each with a challenging curriculum. The Health and Wellness Track leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree, while the Health Professions track leads to the Bachelor of Science degree. The Exercise Science curriculum promotes critical thinking, encourages the development of leadership skills, and prepares students for careers in and continued study of the application of the principles of human movement, exercise, and healthy living.
For more information on the required courses for an Exercise Science major or minor, view our courses page.
Exercise Science Classes:
BIO 260 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO 262 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
EXS 201 Health & Wellness
EXS 205 Nutrition Concepts for Exercise Science
EXS 207 First Aid and Care of Athletic Injuries
EXS 302 Kinesiology
EXS 309 Motor Learning
EXS 325 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription
EXS 375 Exercise Physiology
EXS 382 Special Topic
EXS 450 Senior Seminar in Exercise Science
EXS 480 Senior Capstone
Students who major in exercise science can enter healthcare professions, such as physical and occupational therapists or kinesiologists. They can also pursue careers in fitness and wellness as personal trainers, sports nutritionists, athletic directors, and more.
Available careers include:
Physical Therapist- $70,000
Physician Assistant- $101,000
Strength and Conditioning Coach- $38,000
Wellness Coordinator- $44,000
Exercise Physiologist- $43,000
For more information on admissions to Lyon College, visit our Admissions page.
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