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Exercise Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Greenwood, AR, United States
The Exercise Science program is designed to prepare students for careers in public, private, hospital, and corporate wellness programs, industrial and cardiac rehabilitation programs as well as fitness and conditioning programs.
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The student will also be well prepared for graduate study in areas such as cardiac rehabilitation, exercise physiology, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.

Program Goals

The goals of the Lander University Exercise Science Major prepare students to be able to:

  • Identify and discuss major factors in the evolution of the field of exercise science from its early historical roots to its present position in exercise related careers;
  • Describe and apply bioscience (anatomical, physiological/biochemical, and biomechanical) concepts and changes occurring in the human organism to physical activity, conditioning, and health-related fitness across the lifespan;
  • Describe and utilize a variety of methods, techniques, and procedures to assess the health related components of fitness and subsequently develop appropriate exercise prescriptions that address physical activity, conditioning, and health-related fitness in diverse populations;
  • Understand the scientific method of conducting research and possess the ability to utilize discipline-based research in order to analyze the validity of health-related consumer information; and
  • Exhibit professional dispositions in the exercise-related community conducive to promoting healthy lifestyles.

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:

  • Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Behavioral and Social Perspectives
  • Approved Lab Science
  • Approved Mathematics
  • Approved Foreign Language
  • General Education Elective
  • Approved General Education Electives
  • Wellness
  • General Education
  • Sport/Fitness
  • Beginning Weight Training

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 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

Admission requirements:
  • Online application
  • Submit your official high school transcript
  • Submit your official SAT or ACT scores
  • Recommendations are encouraged, but not required
  • Lander University does accept Advanced Placement (AP) (PDF) and International Baccalaureate (IB) (PDF) credit
  • Official GED scores from testing center and GED Certificate (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10150 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5350 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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