Welcome! This student manual provides you with pertinent information not only as you begin the Exercise Science program but as you progress through the program to graduation. You will see the University of Massachusetts Lowell undergraduate catalog referenced often. Please note when registering for courses, each student assumes full responsibility for knowledge of and compliance with the definitions, regulations and procedures for the university, as set forth in the undergraduate catalog.
Here are helpful links in the academic catalog related to general policies of the ES program:
For learning outcomes and degree pathway see the ES program page or go right to the catalog:
Use of Facilities and Laboratory Space
Use of classroom or laboratory space outside of designated course time must receive prior approval from the Exercise Science Program Director. This includes club related activities, events, or seminars.
Students who meet the qualifications as incoming freshmen may be notified in their letter of acceptance to the university from Admissions that they have been admitted into the ES to DPT cohort. Students must be enrolled in the Clinical Option to be eligible for this designation and must complete the BS in Exercise Science program with a cumulative Overall GPA of 3.4 (or higher) and a DPT Pre-Requisite Science GPA of 3.4 (or higher) to continue into the graduate Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program.
These GPAs are calculated at the end of junior and senior year. Students must also obtain real-world experience by completing 35 hours of physical therapy observation prior to their senior year.
The Exercise Science club’s main objective is to provide further educational opportunities and experiences for Exercise Science majors but to also have a ton of fun while promoting an active and healthy lifestyle.
This club is open to all majors and fitness levels! The Exercise Science club works very closely with the Physical Therapy (DPT) club promoting annual events such as the Wheelchair Basketball game and joint social events. The Exercise Science Club is also interested in community involvement.
If you are interested in joining the Exercise Science Club, visit the Engage website where UML clubs are listed.
Benefits of membership are:
If you are interested in this program, contact the Exercise Science program Administrator Ann Bratton, email Ann_Bratton@uml.edu.
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certifications
American Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP)
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)