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Health - Exercise Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1001 (WUR) Jacksonville Beach, FL, United States
Health - Exercise Science from University of North Florida students who wish to continue their academic studies will benefit from a well-rounded curriculum designed to prepare students for admission into graduate programs in Exercise Physiology or other Health Care professions. 
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Overview

Health - Exercise Science from University of North Florida curriculum provides a strong foundation for students interested in an advanced degree in one of the Graduate Health Professions such as: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Doctor of Chiropractic (DC), Occupational Therapy (OT), Physician's Assistant (PA), Master of Prosthetics & Orthotics (MPO), Sports Psychology, and Pharmacy.

Bachelor of Science in Health, Exercise Science Track includes an internship component, so it is important to determine State Authorization of Distance Education and if you will be able to do an internship in other states, if desired.

Careers

Exercise Science students who seek employment after receiving the undergraduate degree are successful in 4 distinct areas of employment:

  • Clinical Exercise Physiology: health care based positions that incorporate exercise testing, prescription, and supervision for a wide spectrum of patients such as cardiac rehabilitation, elderly care, and weight management.
  • Health and Fitness: develop and implement community or corporate wellness programs, wellness coach, and health and fitness programming.
  • Human Performance: strength and conditioning coach, performance coach, and athletic exercise testing.
  • Other Related fields: medical supply reps (pacemakers, artificial joints, medical instruments) and pharmaceutical representatives.

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:

  • Athletic Injuries
  • Principles of Strength and Conditioning
  • Gross Anatomy for Health Care Professionals
  • Functional Anatomy/Kinesiology
  • Practical Skills in Exercise Instruction
  • Business and Practice in Exercise Physiology
  • Physical Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription
  • Human Injury: Mechanisms and Prevention
  • Exercise Science

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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:

    6.5

    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:

    500

    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

  • Online application
    • Application fee
    • Official high school transcripts or International High School and Post-secondary Transcripts
    • Official transcripts from other college credits earned
    • Official SAT or ACT scores 
    • Attainment of minimum 2.75 GPA overall.
    • English Language Proficiency.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36130 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    36130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36130 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    21730 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21730 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living off campus

  • Local - $23,050
  • National and international - $37,450

Living costs for Jacksonville Beach

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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