What courses will you take?
The B.S. in Exercise Science provides a high-quality education in the study of bodily movement that contributes to human fitness, performance and wellness. The major includes subjects such as exercise physiology, structural kinesiology, strength and conditioning and exercise prescription for healthy and unhealthy client populations.
At UMass Lowell, we offer three options, which lead to a wide range of career opportunities.
- Clinical Option — Gain a solid foundation in the sciences, which prepares you for the capstone senior clinical practicum. Offered in a three- or four-year format, this choice prepares you to take certification examinations by the American College of Sports Medicine or the National Strength and Conditioning Association. This choice is nationally recognized to ensure students excel in advanced health care degree programs. Choose this option if you want to apply to allied health professions, including Doctor of Physical Therapy programs.
Courses for Clinical Option (3 year) and (4 year)
- Exercise and Fitness Management Option — Gain knowledge in exercise science, nutrition, public health, and business to pursue careers in the fitness industry. You will graduate with work ready and transferable skills in careers that develop and implement exercise and wellness programming. You can choose to complete one of five business minors, which are applied toward UMass Lowell’s MBA program. Courses for Exercise and Fitness Management Option
- Pre-Physician Assistant Option - Choose this option if you want to apply to physician assistant school. It includes the prerequisite courses necessary for successful physician assistant school application. We provide a dedicated pre-health advisor who will guide you through the application process. Courses for Pre-Physician Assistant Option