Bachelor of Science

Overview

Offered on USF's Tampa campus

Program Overview

The Exercise Science Program is designed to equip future exercise professionals with the knowledge and skills to meet the diverse health and wellness needs of our population through the integration of coursework with laboratory-based and field-based experiential learning. Students will explore the science of human movement through curriculum in the biological, psychological and social sciences, including health, nutrition, exercise psychology, anatomy, physiology and biomechanics. 

The program’s coursework is offered over a two-year period beginning in the fall semester of the student’s junior year. Students are admitted to the program during the fall semester only and progress through the program in a cohort. 

What can I do with this degree? 

The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science prepares students for a variety of entry level positions in the exercise science field and for professional school such as physical therapy, physician assistant, occupational therapy, and athletic training.

In addition, successful completion of the program prepares students to complete professional certification exams such as the American College of Sports Medicine’s Certified Exercise Physiologist certification and the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification.

Academic Advising

The Exercise Science program is housed in the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies in the College of Education. For more information about prerequisite and admission requirements, please contact Student Academic Services to schedule an advising appointment.