Exercise Science

What is Exercise Science?

Exercise Science is the study of the physiological, biomechanical, and metabolic responses, and adaptations to physical movement.

What can I do with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science?

The Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science enables graduates to pursue careers in areas such as health promotion, community fitness/wellness programming, health clubs, corporate fitness/wellness, strength and conditioning of athletes, personal training, and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. In addition, a number of our graduates pursue higher education degrees in other health-related programs such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, medicine, chiropractic, physician assistant or graduate school. The exercise science curriculum is designed to prepare students well for national certification with either the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) or the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

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Can I become Nationally Certified?

Many nationally recognized organizations provide a variety of certifications. Two certifying organizations of particular distinction are the ACSM and the NSCA. The exercise science curriculum is designed in part to prepare students to become certified as an ACSM Health Fitness Specialist or NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Why Choose Lenoir-Rhyne University?

  • Students complete several internships at various off-campus workplace locations that provide valuable, hands-on experience.
  • Students have access to state of the art facilities and equipment.
  • Graduates are well prepared for entry-level positions and are competitive for higher education opportunities.
  • The student to faculty ratio of 13:1 provides a greater opportunity for interactive learning, personal attention, and social development.

Program and Course Listings

Exercise Physiology Lab


Exercise is Medicine

HESS Program

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