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Exercise Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (ARWU) Akron, OH, United States
The Exercise Science program of The University of Akron prepares students through the study of human movement to pursue careers in health and fitness, personal training, strength and conditioning, cardiac rehabilitation and professional graduate programs.
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Exercise Science Fundamentals

This bachelor's degree program provides students’ the ability to focus their degree and choose an area of concentration. The specializations in the Exercise Science program of The University of Akron are available through four specific concentrations:

  • Physiological Sciences
  • Fitness Management
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Sport Coaching/Strength and Conditioning

Professional Preparation

  • Affords students the opportunity to pursue a variety of employment opportunities in health and fitness, corporate wellness, research, clinical and strength and conditioning industries.
  • Exercise Science also prepares students for graduate studies in exercise physiology, physical therapy and occupational therapy as well as for medical school, pharmacy school, chiropractic school, a career as a physician's assistant, and many other opportunities.

Degrees and Preparation

A bachelor's degree in exercise science paves the way to a variety of career opportunities in the fitness industry that involve exercise testing, prescribing exercise to healthy individuals as well as those with special considerations, strength and conditioning and using exercise as a conduit for weight management.

Exercise Science graduates are employed as:

  • cardiopulmonary rehabilitation specialists
  • employee fitness directors
  • exercise physiologists
  • ooccupational physiologists
  • personal trainers
  • physical/occupational therapists
  • chiropractors
  • physicians
  • researchers
  • group exercise instructors
  • biomechanists

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:

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Introduction to Exercise Science
  • Concepts in Health & Fitness
  • Medical Terminology
  • Concepts of Motor Learning & Development
  • Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Online Application
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Official Secondary School Transcripts
  • Official Proof of English Proficiency
  • Official SAT/ACT (Optional, required only for scholarships and direct admission)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11635 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11635 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Akron

  • 890 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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