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.
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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.
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
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