Exercise Science

Program Overview
The undergraduate Exercise Science program has a science-based curriculum that provides a broad background for students planning to further their education at the graduate level. The program emphasizes these primary disciplines: anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, sport psychology, and motor leaning/control. Students complete specified course work within SPHB as well as a rigorous curriculum in areas such as anatomy, chemistry, mathematics, physics, physiology, and psychology.

The Exercise Science program offers students excellent preparation for graduate work in adapted physical education, adult or corporate fitness, biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor control, ergonomics, sport psychology, and sports medicine. In addition, the exercise science major may prepare for graduate-level education in physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine, dentistry, podiatry, optometry, chiropractic, osteopathy, and other allied health fields.

Students planning to enter the job market with an undergraduate major in exercise science prepare for entry-level employment with corporate and community fitness programs, health clubs, and similar fitness-related industries. The strong emphasis on applied science in the program makes it suitable for students who are interested in coaching but do not wish to teach in public elementary or secondary schools. Positions in sales or marketing of medical, fitness,
and sports-related equipment may be appropriate for students with this degree.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
Major in Exercise Science
124 credit hours with a minimum 2.0 GPA required for graduation

List of Requirements


To be eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science program, a minimum of 26 credit hours and a cumulative entrance grade point average of 2.5 is required. For more information about IU admission criteria and application materials, please contact: 

Indiana University
Office of Admissions
300 North Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-7700

Phone: (812) 855-0661
E-mail: iuadmit@indiana.edu


Robert Chapman
Assistant Professor
PH 046A
(812) 856-2452
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