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Exercise Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Highland Heights, KY, United States
Students who pursue a degree in Exercise Science at Northern Kentucky University focus on the study of human movement within a biomechanical and physiological context: including aspects of anatomy, physiology, chemistry, physics, biology, nutrition and applied training principles.
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Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science Program at Northern Kentucky University prepares students to promote wellness and regular participation in appropriate exercise and physical activity for a diverse population of individuals.  Students are prepared to work as exercise and fitness professionals in a variety of settings.  

Program graduates provide leadership, programming, and personal training in community and commercial fitness centers, YMCA and YWCA centers, hospital wellness/fitness centers, hospital cardiac rehabilitation centers, community recreation programs, corporate fitness centers, and serve as strength and conditioning coaches for athletic teams or personal training entrepreneurs.

Career

An exercise science degree prepares students for jobs in the following areas:

  • Strength and conditioning
  • Clinical exercise physiology, for example, cardiac rehabilitation and pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Corporate fitness programs
  • Community recreation programs
  • Personal training
  • Hospital wellness programs
  • Human performance specialists for military, police, fire fighters

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • National students deadline for fall: 15 September
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Human Nutrition
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Physiological Chemistry
  • Safety and First Aid
  • Introduction to Kinesiology
  • Concepts of Lifetime Fitness
  • Introduction to Strength and Conditioning
  • Anatomical Kinesiology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    55

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

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General Requirements

  • All undergraduate students can complete NKU's Online Application to begin the process of applying to NKU. 
  • $40 application fee
  • Submit passport photocopy
  • Official Transcripts
  • Proof of English Fluency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9936 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    19872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9936 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4956 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Highland Heights

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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