The Department of Biology has partnered with the Department of Health Sciences to offer a BS in Exercise Science starting in the fall of 2016. The degree will blend education in basic and applied science for students seeking careers in sport science and medicine and highlights university relationships with local sport organizations and health care providers.
Exercise science is the study of movement and associated functional responses and adaptations. The field requires knowledge of human anatomy, chemistry, biology, physiology, biomechanics, exercise prescription, psychology and nutrition. Those who earn degrees in exercise science often work within the field of sports medicine and may pursue advanced degrees in areas such as exercise physiologist, medical doctor, physician assistant or physical therapist.
Workforce demand for students with degrees in exercise science is strong. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 19 percent growth for exercise physiologists between 2012 and 2022.
Enrollment in the program will begin for the Fall 2016 Semester. Students with questions should contact:
Jackie Berning, (719) 255-3078 or email@example.com,
Andy Subudhi, (719) 255-3938 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requirements for Exercise Science
- UCCS to offer new bachelor’s degree in exercise science (September 14, 2015)
- American College of Sports Medicine: Careers in Sports medicine and Exercise Science (PDF)
- Occupational Outlook Handbook: Athletic Trainers
- Occupational Outlook Handbook: Exercise Physiologists
- Occupational Outlook Handbook: Fitness Trainers and Instructors