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Exercise Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
The B.S. Exercise Science major at Franklin University provides a clear path to a rewarding career helping individuals realize their health and fitness goals.
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The benefits of a healthy lifestyle extend beyond physical and mental well-being and impact nearly every aspect of our lives. Consequently, the health and fitness industry generates more than $80 billion worldwide every year.

You’ll learn to evaluate fitness levels, design results-oriented exercise programs and apply coaching methodologies to help your clients reach their full potential. 

Franklin University’s B.S. Exercise Science is aligned with ACSM guidelines for exercise testing, as well as prescription. You’ll explore health screening, exercise risk assessment, methods of exercise testing and prescription. You’ll get opportunities to interact with tools like the Just Jump system that measures lower-body power and reaction time, ergometers to identify anaerobic aerobic fitness levels, as well as a variety of tools to measure lung capacity and cardio fitness levels. You’ll become proficient in using fitness testing to assess individuals’ exercise tolerance, determine fitness level and prescribe appropriate exercise.

Career Opportunities

  • Personal Trainer

Personal trainers work 1:1 in to develop exercise and fitness programs to help individuals reach their personal health can fitness goals. 

  • Exercise Physiologist

Exercise physiologists evaluate patients’ current fitness levels and create programs to aid in improvement or maintenance.

  • Sports Administrator

Sports administrators manage and promote sport clubs, programs and facilities for K-12 schools and community organizations, as well as at the college and professional level.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Designing Exercise Programs
  • Foundations/Principles/History Sport
  • Sport and Society
  • Psychology of Coaching Sports

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.

General Requirements

  • Submit your online application using an email address that you check regularly. After you’ve applied, you’ll receive login information by email so you can track your application’s progress.
  • Apply for admission to Franklin University any time. Because our admission process for international students includes several steps to ensure a successful start, we encourage you to apply as early as possible -- at least 8 weeks before your program’s start date. 
  • Request your official transcripts from post-secondary institutions located in the U.S. and have them submitted directly to Franklin University’s Office of Transfer and Articulation.

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    526 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 526 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    398 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 398 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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