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Exercise Science, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Pittsburg, CA, United States
The Exercise Science Bachelor Degree from Chatham University prepares students for professional practice in a variety of fields including exercise physiology, exercise and fitness training, hospital-based and corporate wellness programming, and sports medicine, as well as preparation for graduate study in physical therapy, medicine, and other health science programs.


Exercise science from Chatham University, as defined by the American College of Sports Medicine, is the study of movement and the associated functional responses and adaptations. The field of exercise science ranges from the study of how organ systems function at the cellular level, to enhancing the biomechanical efficiency of the individual. The benefits of exercise have been medically recognized and accepted for its role in preventive medicine and in the rehabilitative process of health and well being. Professionals in exercise science are prepared to examine, evaluate, prescribe, and manage health and fitness of healthy people across the life span, as well as promote healthy lifestyles and prevention programs for individuals and communities.

Exercise Science (BS) Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the major, students will be able to:

·         Write well on exams, short papers, and long papers.

·         Make oral reports of varying lengths, either alone or as part of a team.

·         Exhibit critical thinking when reading texts, lecture supplements, and other materials.

·         Recognize and use connections of exercise science to biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics.

·         Demonstrate knowledge about the broad core of exercise science.

·         Use ethical scientific methods in obtaining and evaluating exercise science data.

·         Exhibit skills in such areas as First Aid, CPR, Principles of Nutrition, Exercise Prescription and Safe Exercise Testing

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

·         The Cell

·         Lab: The Cell

·         The Organism

·         Lab: The Organism

·         Anatomy

·         Lab: Anatomy

·         Physiology

·         Physiology Lab

·         Chemistry I

·         Chemistry II

·         Introduction to Exercise Science

·         Exercise and Nutrition

·         Principles of Strength and Conditioning

·         Applied Exercise Physiology I

·         Lab: Applied Exercise Physiology I

·         Kinesiology - Movement Science

·         Lab: Kinesiology and Movement Science

·         Applied Exercise Physiology II

·         Applied Exercise Physiology II Lab

·         Integrative Capstone

·         Internship - Exercise Science

·         Elementary Statistics

·         General Psychology

English Language Requirements

  • 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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General Requirements

First-year student applicants must submit the following:

·         Completed application for admission

·         Official high school transcripts (Form - DOC)

·         SAT or ACT scores

·         Essay or writing sample

·         One or more letters of recommendation from guidance counselor or teachers. (Form - PDF)

Students may apply using our test optional policy and choose not to submit their standardized test scores at the time of application. If not submitting their scores, in additional to the required application materials, applicants must submit the following:

·         Graded academic writing sample

·         Complete an on campus interview

·         Portfolio (optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37611 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37611 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37611 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37611 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Pittsburg

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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