The Exercise Science bachelor of science program at UMass Lowell gives students the confidence and skills necessary to educate, transform and inspire people to live healthier lives.
UMass Lowell students have joined together across majors to design, build and donate prosthetic devices for children.
The Exercise and Fitness Management option is an interdisciplinary degree that integrates exercise, nutrition, public health, and business courses. Students selecting the Fitness Management option graduate with work ready and transferrable skills in careers that develop and implement exercise and wellness programming. The structure of this degree option allows students to complete one of five business minors making it easy to transition into the Manning School of Business’s MBA program.
The Exercise Science Clinical Option gives students the confidence and skills necessary to educate, transform and inspire people to live healthier lives through the study of the body’s response to exercise. With a strong foundation in the sciences, the curriculum prepares students for the capstone senior clinical practicum in a cardiopulmonary rehabilitation setting or a private or corporate fitness center. On completion, students are prepared to take certification examinations by the American College of Sports Medicine or the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Students who wish to continue onto the Doctor of Physical Therapy program should choose this option. Graduates have also applied to medical, osteopathic, chiropractic, physician assistant and occupational therapy programs.
Learn more about the exercise science BS admission requirements in the UMass Lowell online Academic Catalog.
The undergraduate Exercise Science curriculum at UMass Lowell has a strong foundation in the sciences and meets all general education requirements of the university.
Graduates of the BS in Exercise Science Clinical Option work in:
What are advancement options after graduation for both options?
Graduates of the Clinical Option
The goal of the Exercise Science minor is to educate undergraduate students on the concepts and principles of exercise science and its role as a critical component of health promotion and disease prevention.
This minor degree is open to all students.
Raised in a rural area in central Massachusetts, Brianna Dowse was unsure about living in a city like Lowell. But once she was accepted into the Exercise Physiology and the Doctorate of Physical Therapy programs, she took the leap and has never looked back.
Kyle Coffey credits the strength of the UMass Lowell faculty for preparing him with the critical-thinking skills needed to pass his board exam the first time around.
Yonnie Collins joined the Honors College to get a well-rounded education – and for challenging classes.
While double-majoring in psychology and exercise physiology, Patrice Faith Olivar has gained both research and practical experience. UMass Lowell has opened more doors than she thought possible.