Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s undergraduate exercise science program is designed to prepare students for their chosen profession in multiple settings. If you have an interest in exercise, fitness, health, or rehabilitation, earning a Bachelor of
Science degree in Physical Education and Sport, Exercise Science at IUP will give you an opportunity to work in some of the fastest growing job markets in the country.
You’ll take coursework in Anatomy and Exercise Physiology as well as more specialized classes, such as Exercise Prescription and Aging. You’ll have the opportunity for hands-on learning in coursework such as Aerobic Leadership and Strength Practicum as
well as in an internship to conclude your academic program.
The Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science Department at IUP offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the field of exercise science. The undergraduate Bachelor of Science program in Exercise Science was accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program in 2008. It is considered a “Founding Accredited Exercise Science Program” as the ninth program nationwide to receive this designation. In addition, our Exercise Science program is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Please view the most recent Exercise Science program outcomes (PDF).
The BS in Physical Education and Sport–Exercise Science prepares you for a career in areas such as personal training, corporate and community fitness, wellness coaching, and cardiac rehabilitation. In addition, students find employment as strength and
conditioning specialists and exercise physiologists.
Many graduates with this degree also pursue postgraduate programs in physical and occupational therapy, chiropractic medicine, physician’s assistant, and other allied health programs.
Students get “hands-on” experience in addition to their course work. Students learn from faculty members who have extensive background in clinical exercise science, health and fitness club management, strength and conditioning, and exercise science
The Center for Health Promotion and Cardiac Disease Prevention features a fully equipped Human Performance Laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment such as a hydrostatic weighing tank, a BodPod, and a Parvo metabolic testing system for analysis
of fitness and metabolism. The Human Performance Laboratory features various exercise testing equipment such as treadmills, exercise cycles, and access to the James G. Mill Fitness Center as a working environment in fitness and clinical exercise.
In addition, students will have access to full lipid panel testing, exercise lactate testing, ECG analysis, and strength and flexibility testing equipment.
A variety of quality internship experiences will allow students to translate their classroom learning to real life workforce experience.
Our faculty members are passionate about exercise science and truly care for our students and their success, both in the academic setting and in their future career opportunities. All IUP, faculty members hold advanced degrees, a variety of professional
certifications, and non-academic professional experience.
For descriptions of individual courses, please see the Undergraduate Catalog.
As outlined in Liberal Studies section with the following specifications: Total credits: 47
English Composition: 6 cr, ENGL 101, ENGL 202
Mathematics: 6 cr, MATH 101, MATH 217
Humanities: 9 cr, HIST 196, 197, or 198; ENGL 121, 210, or FNLG 121; PHIL 101, 120, 221, 222, 223, RLST 100, 110, 250 or 290
Fine Arts (choose one): 3 cr, ARHI 101, MUHI 101, THTR 101, THTR 102
Natural Science: 8 cr, BIOL 104-106, CHEM 101-102
Social Science: 9 cr, PSYC 101, SOC 151, Global and Multicultural Awareness
Health and Wellness: 3 cr, KHSS 143, FDNT 143, or NURS 143
Liberal Studies Elective: 3 cr, FDNT 145
Total Degree Requirements: 120 Credits
Department course catalog
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