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.
Learn from faculty who are champions for your success. 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 completing the BS in Exercise Science, students are prepared to take certification examinations by the American College of Sports Medicine or the National Strength and Conditioning.
All students in the Exercise Science program must meet the following health requirements:
Freshman Entry ES Program
Freshman Entry ES/DPT Program
Students who meet the qualifications are invited into the ES/DPT program during the admissions process. Notification is made to students in their letter of acceptance to the university. Students completing the BS in ES/DPT program (4 years) with an overall, major and science GPA minimum of 3.4 will continue into the professional (graduate) phase of the DPT program.
Students may apply to transfer into Exercise Science (ES) through two routes; either as an external transfer from another college/university or as internal transfer from another major at UMass Lowell. Transfer admission is competitive and on a space available basis. A cumulative and science GPA of 2.7 is requiredas well as successful completion of at least one, of two-semester, science sequences, e.g. Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Physiological Chemistry or General Chemistry I and II, and General Physics I and II. Additionally, it is strongly recommended transfer students complete college level pre-calculus or calculus prior to transfer.
Students may apply to the ES program after completing:
External transfer students wishing to apply to the Exercise Science program should contact Undergraduate Admissions.
Current UMass Lowell students wishing to apply to the Exercise Science program should contact the Coordinator of Student Success for the College of Health Sciences: Jennifer Keene-Crouse at 978-934-4463, Weed Hall 102.
The undergraduate Exercise Science curriculum at UMass Lowell has a strong foundation in the sciences and meets all general education requirements of the university.
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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.