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Exercise Science (B.S.)

The major in Exercise Science addresses the short and long-term adaptations to exercise and prepares students for careers in a variety of fields including: Fitness or Recreation, Hospital or Corporate Wellness, Strength and Conditioning.

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The major in Exercise Science addresses the short and long-term adaptations to exercise and prepares students for careers in a variety of fields including:

  • Fitness or Recreation
  • Hospital or Corporate Wellness
  • Strength and Conditioning.

The major also prepares individuals for graduate or professional study in applied or clinical allied health fields. Upon completion of the program, students may pursue advanced degrees to become a(an):

  • Applied Exercise Physiologist,
  • Clinical Exercise Physiologist,
  • Occupational Therapist,
  • Physical Therapist, or
  • Physician Assistant.

The major is designed to provide students with latitude directing their program of study in choosing their intended career path. Students interested in applied fitness settings have internship opportunities at local, national, and international fitness facilities. Students interested in clinical applications of sport science (e.g., cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation, physical therapy) are able to complete both pre-requisite coursework and experiential observations while at Endicott. Students have the opportunity to sit for national credential examinations offered by the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 125


Freshman - Credits: 35

  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
BIO 201/201L - Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab (Cr: 4)
BIO 202/202L - Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab (Cr: 4)
ENG 101 - College Writing Seminar (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Writing Designated Requirement
INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)
LST 100 - Seminar in Academic Inquiry (Cr: 3)
MTH 126 - Applied Statistics (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement
PE 101 - Foundations of Movement (Cr: 3)
PE 110 - First Aid and Safety (Cr: 3)
PE 208 - Personal and Community Health (Cr: 3)
PES 114 - Weight Training and Conditioning (Cr: 1)
PSY 100 - General Psychology (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Individual and Society General Education Requirement

Sophomore - Credits: 32

  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Global Issues General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Science and Technology General Education Requirement  (Cr; 3)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
AT 215 - Exercise Physiology (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Writing Designated Requirement
INT 200 - Internship II (Cr: 2)
PE 210 - Nutrition (Cr: 3)
PE 220 - Motor Development (Cr: 3)
PE 225 - Motor Learning (Cr: 3)
PE 234 - Strength and Conditioning (Cr: 3)

Junior - Credits: 31

  • General Education Electives  (Cr: 9)
EX 302 - Research Methods and Evaluation Techniques (Cr: 3)
EX 305 - Exercise Assessment and Prescription (Cr: 3)
EX 311 - Exercise Program Design (Cr: 3)
EX 379 - Semester Internship Strategies (Cr: 1)
PE 303 - Evaluation and Assessment in Physical Education (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Writing Designated Requirement
PE 312 - Applied Kinesiology (Cr: 3)
PE 371 - Fitness Across the Lifespan (Cr: 3)
PE 375 - Exercise for Special Populations (Cr: 3)

Senior - Credits: 27

  • General Education Elective  (Cr: 3)
  • Elective  (Cr: 3)
EX 480 - Semester Internship (Cr: 12)
EX 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
EX 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)
SM 306 - Psychology of Sport (Cr: 3)


  • Achieve Performance
  • Athletic Revolution
  • Attain Therapy & Fitness
  • Boston College Strength & Conditioning
  • Harvard University Strength & Conditioning
  • Muscular and Sports Therapy
  • North shore Crossfit
  • Whittier Rehab Hospital
  • Spaulding Outpatient Centers
  • Sport and Family Chiropractic

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Exercise Science program, graduates will be able to:
  1. Develop a basic understanding of the theories and concepts in the field of exercise science.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to create exercise programs for diverse populations.
  3. Communicate effectively in the written form within the conventions of the exercise science discipline.
  4. Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the discipline of exercise science.
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