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Sport and Exercise Science - Exercise Science Emphasis, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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UNC has a national reputation for excellence in Sport and Exercise Science education, offering superior preparation for careers related to health, physical fitness, rehabilitation and K-12 physical education. With a broad foundation of knowledge, you'll be equipped to work with individuals across the health and age spectrum. UNC’s sport and exercise faculty possess an exceptionally wide range of clinical experience and expertise, enabling you to specialize in a niche that supports your academic and career goals. 

At UNC, you’ll attend small classes that ensure plenty of interaction and strong relationships with faculty. You’ll also gain hundreds of hours of practical, hands-on training, developing skills and experience that strengthen your resume for jobs and graduate school placements. We have a long tradition of alumni excellence and achievement. Become part of it, and get your career off to a healthy start.

Choose this Sport and Exercise Science - Exercise Science Emphasis program at University of Northern Colorado if you’re interested in a career in medicine, physical or occupational therapy, athletic leadership and related fields. You’ll focus on the scientific study of human movement, with coursework in biomechanics, kinesiology, exercise physiology, human anatomy and chemistry. Electives enable you to gain specialized knowledge in subjects such as cardiac rehabilitation, exercise therapy for cancer patients and strength and conditioning.

Your Future in Sport and Exercise Science

UNC Sport and Exercise Science alumni have an outstanding record of success in the job market. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects above-average job growth between now and 2024 for exercise science professionals in all career categories. You’ll find an appealing variety of opportunities to work with diverse populations in schools, health care facilities, corporate fitness centers, rehab clinics, recreation departments and many other employment settings.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Anatomical Kinesiology
  • Social Influences on Sport and Exercise Behavior

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • The $60 non-refundable application fee can be paid using a VISA, MasterCard or Discover card.
  • Official high school transcripts and graduation certificates
  • Undergraduate applicants are expected to meet a 2.5 GPA equivalent
  • Please provide a clear, high resolution photocopy of the bio-page (photo-page) of your passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18996 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9498 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18996 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9498 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9552 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4776 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Greeley

  • 950 - 1350 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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