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  • Program Overview

    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.

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  • Curriculum

    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)

    Learning Outcomes

    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.

    Recent Internships

    • Boston Bruins
    • Harvard University
    • Massachusetts General Hospital
    • New England Orthopedic Specialists
    • Apply Therapy

    Alumni Employment

    • 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