If your future lies in the fitness and exercise industry, or any field concerned with the science of human movement, this might be your major.
Exercise science is an excellent choice if you're passionate about exercise and its short- and long-term effects. You will study human movement from many perspectives as you prepare for a career in a variety of fields, such as strength and conditioning, fitness, recreation, rehabilitation, or corporate wellness, to name a few.
The major allows for latitude in your program of study. If you're interested in applied fitness settings, you'll find internship opportunities at local, national, and international fitness facilities. If clinical applications of sport science are more appealing (e.g., cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation, physical therapy), you may wish to complete both prerequisite coursework and experiential observations while at Endicott. Upon completion, you will have the opportunity to sit for national credential examinations offered by the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Exercise Science is a versatile major that prepares students with the knowledge and practical experiences to pursue a variety of disciplines. Students interested in pursuing careers in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Physician Assistant can now add our new allied health concentration. This concentration provides academic rigor with elective flexibility that allows students to follow their professional goals.
Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 126
Freshman - Credits: 34
- 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 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I (Cr: 3)
Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Cr: 3)
Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
EX 110 - Risk Assessment and Care (Cr: 3)
EX 210 - Sport and Exercise Pedagogy (Cr: 3)
INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)
PE 101 - Foundations of Movement (Cr: 3)
PE 110 - First Aid and Safety (Cr: 3)
PE 208 - Personal and Community Health (Cr: 3)
PSY 100 - General Psychology (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Individual and Society General Education Requirement
Sophomore - Credits: 33
- General Education Electives (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 216/216L - Exercise Physiology and Lab (Cr: 4)
Satisfies Writing Designated Requirement
INT 200 - Internship II (Cr: 2)
PE 210 - Nutrition (Cr: 3)
PE 234 - Strength and Conditioning (Cr: 3)
PE 312 - Applied Kinesiology (Cr: 3)
EX 205 - Motor Learning and Control (Cr: 3)
MTH 126 - Applied Statistics (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement
Junior - Credits: 32
- Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
- General Education Electives (Cr: 6)
- Global Issues General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
EX 302 - Research Methods and Evaluation Techniques (Cr: 3)
EX 305 - Exercise Assessment and Prescription (Cr: 3)
EX 310 - Sport and Exercise Nutrition (Cr: 3)
EX 311 - Exercise Program Design (Cr: 3)
EX 371/371L - Advanced Exercise Physiology and Lab (Cr: 4)
EX 379 - Semester Internship Strategies (Cr: 1)
PE 375 - Exercise for Special Populations (Cr: 3)
Senior - Credits: 27
- General Education Elective (Cr: 3)
EX 303 - Management for Wellness Professionals (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)
Upon completion of the exercise science program, students will:
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of the theories and concepts of the exercise science field.
- Create exercise programs for diverse populations.
- Communicate effectively in written form within the conventions of the exercise science discipline.
- Demonstrate the inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the discipline of exercise science.
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Internships and Careers
An Endicott education means you'll graduate with a degree and a resume.
Whether you pursue graduate school right away, or embark on your career after graduation, we believe that your time at Endicott will prepare you for the next step. Take a look at what our graduates have been up to lately.
- Boston Bruins
- Harvard University
- Massachusetts General Hospital
- New England Orthopedic Specialists
- Apply Therapy
- Boston University
- Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut
- Beth Israel Hospital
- Athletic Evolution
- Reach Fitness
Graduate School Acceptances
- Belmont University
- Northeastern University
- University of Miami
- Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
- Arkansas Tech University
Corey Goldman '16
PT, DPT–Spaulding Outpatient Center Framingham
Corey Goldman graduated from Endicott in 2016. He went on to work as a strength and conditioning coach and personal trainer for a corporate gym called LifeTime Athletic. There he worked with athletes and non-athletes who had goals working to improve overall body health, gaining muscle, losing fat, or getting ready for in-season athletics.
After working for a year, Corey went on to pursue his doctorate in physical therapy at MGH Institute of Health Professions, graduating in December of 2020. While finishing graduate school, he was selected for an internship for his last clinical at Spaulding Rehabilitation. Through this he was offered a full-time position at Spaulding Outpatient Center in Framingham. He is currently working at this clinic, specializing in orthopedic injuries and neurological diagnoses.
In addition to working as a strength coach and transitioning from being a student to working as a physical therapist, he is actively involved with Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital’s Adaptive Sports program. He specializes in working with their adaptive sled on ice hockey program. He became involved with this program while completing an internship at Endicott College his senior year and has continued to work with them ever since.
“My experience at Endicott has enabled me to pursue a career that I am extremely passionate about. I am grateful for all that Dr. Rooney and Dean Swanton have done to help get me where I am today. The time that my professors took outside of class to provide me with guidance and mentorship was invaluable. I believe that my education at Endicott gave me the guidance I needed to be accepted to one of the top physical therapy schools in the nation, to successfully complete my doctorate degree and to earn a job at one of the top ranked rehabilitation networks in New England.”