Are you passionate about health and wellness? If you want to explore the connections between exercise and physical well-being — and learn how to help others improve theirs — Troy University’s Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science program will help you do so. With concentrations in nutrition, pre-health professions, and health and wellness, TROY’s program prepares you for roles in the key areas of exercise science. Whether you want to work as a physical therapist, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation aid, or community wellness coordinator, a B.S. in exercise science from TROY will give you the foundation you need to excel in your future career.
A bachelor's degree in exercise science prepares you for various roles depending on your chosen concentration. TROY’s exercise science graduates work in numerous settings, including pro sports, high schools, hospitals, wellness centers and gyms.
In the nutrition emphasis, you’ll learn about one of the most vital components of
health and how to improve them in individuals and communities. This concentration
includes coursework in food science, nutritional assessment, community nutrition,
lifecycle nutrition and more. With this concentration, you can prepare for exercise
science jobs such as fitness and wellness coordinator, food service manager, dietetic
technician and nutritionist.
This concentration prepares you for graduate study in exercise science, which can
lead to professional health roles such as occupational therapy, physical therapy and
physician assistant. With courses in rehabilitative exercise, microbiology and health
concepts, this emphasis equips you with the coursework you need to apply to and excel
in further study.
With courses in physiology, wellness psychology and exercise performance, this concentration prepares
you for exercise science jobs in strength and conditioning, coaching, commercial fitness
Exercise science studies how exercise and physical activity affect health, well-being, disease prevention and performance. It covers topics such as biology, nutrition, anatomy, psychology, physiology and other sciences related to human health.
An exercise science degree prepares you for numerous jobs and further study in exercise science. Graduates of the exercise science bachelor’s program at TROY have become personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, dietitians, fitness and wellness coordinators, community health workers and many other roles.
After earning your B.S. in exercise science from TROY, you’ll be prepared to earn
certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. These certifications include credentials for becoming a personal trainer, exercise
instructor, physiologist, strength and conditioning instructor and more.
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certifications:
National Strength and Conditioning Association (SCA) Certifications:
The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science is a 123-credit-hour program. View the course catalog.
TROY’s exercise science classes are offered in person only at this time.
Average class sizes for the exercise science degree are 30 students for lecture courses and 15 for labs.
A new health sciences building planned for Troy University’s flagship campus in Troy, Ala., will include labs for exercise science, biomechanics and movement education; simulation spaces; and increased classroom spaces, including a 150-seat lecture theater.Read More