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Exercise Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Berea, SC, United States
Prepare for a career that is in-demand, wellness-focused and versatile. Exercise Science at the Baldwin Wallace University is a dynamic major that centers on exercise design, fitness management, and strength and conditioning. 
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It combines practical experiences, theoretical study and rigorous coursework in anatomy, physiology, fitness and health assessment and exercise prescription. At the Baldwin Wallace University we offer a bachelor degree in Exercise Science. 

Real-world focused, the major helps you develop the interpersonal and professional skills needed for client interaction, fitness assessment and evaluation of client needs, and integration of this information into a rehabilitation or exercise program.

Hands-on learning is integral to the program. You'll benefit from impressive lab and research opportunities, diverse clinical visits, community outreach initiatives and more.

A required internship in your senior year synthesizes your studies, builds networking contacts and hones analytical, problem-solving and communication skills.

Career Opportunities

BW's 20-minute accessibility to Cleveland, a nationally recognized center for the health care industry, provides outstanding internship, clinical and career opportunities.

  • Cardiac rehabilitation specialist
  • Community program director
  • Group exercise leader
  • Health care consultant
  • Health educator
  • Medically-based fitness center manager
  • Personal trainer
  • Recreation and sports director
  • Strength and conditioning coach
  • Wellness coordinator

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • Offered as a major, exercise science is a comprehensive program that has career application in clinical, corporate, community and commercial settings.
  • Through your studies, you'll learn to conduct fitness testing and implement exercise programs for low- to moderate-risk clients and individuals with controlled diseases. You'll also gain competencies for developing strength and conditioning programs for clients and athletes.
  • Upon graduation, students are strongly encouraged to seek professional certification through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) or the National Strength and Conditioning Association to enhance their opportunities for employment.

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.

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    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.

General Requirements

  • Application
  • Secondary School Transcripts
  • Secondary School Report Form
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Complete the International Student Certification of Financial Support Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34504 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    34504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34504 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Berea

  • 1575 - 2740 USD/month
    Living Costs

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