Graduates of the Applied Exercise Science program will be ready to join the workforce in a variety of in-demand careers.
B.S. in Applied Exercise Science
The Applied Exercise Science program is designed for problem-solvers with a desire to change the lives of individuals in varying degrees of health and wellness.
Applied Exercise Science students study the science of human movement to enhance athletic performance, guide recreational exercisers to enjoy lifelong wellness, and provide rehabilitative treatment for injuries and diseases. This is a pre-professional program that will prepare you for graduate study in athletic training, physical therapy, exercise physiology, strength training and conditioning, cardiac rehabilitation, and health fitness.
A career in Exercise Science is also an excellent option for individuals who want to understand the role of physical exercise in preventing and treating disease and promoting people’s overall well-being.
Build Your Knowledge Base
The Applied Exercise Science course of study includes courses in nutrition, exercise physiology, physics, chemistry, kinesiology, anatomy, and physiology. Through the study of the human body and its response to movement and exercise, students will gain valuable insight into the benefits of physical exercise and its connection to nutrition and health.
Exercise science jobs focus on studying the effect working out and staying fit has on the human body. Individuals in those jobs may coach, educate, or advise patients or clients on ways to keep their bodies fit and healthy through proper nutrition and exercise habits.
Why Earn an Undergraduate Degree in Applied Exercise Science at Rivier?
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, one-third of all new jobs added to the economy will be related to healthcare. Those who work in exercise science, the study of the human body and its response to movement and exercise, may serve in a variety of roles in the medical, sport, or research industries. Our B.S. in Applied Exercise Science is designed for individuals to enter entry-level roles across the physical and exercise health field, or pursue graduate education opportunities in physical therapy, athletic training, or occupational therapy programs.
We award more than $14 million in need-based and merit-based institutional aid annually. Rivier awards 100% of our full-time undergraduate students some form of aid. Find out more from our Office of Financial Aid.
Where Will Your Bachelor’s in Applied Exercise Science Take You?
With a B.S. in Applied Exercise Science, you will be prepared for a variety of careers in the healthcare, athletic performance, or health science fields.
- Hospital rehabilitation centers
- Physical therapy clinics
- Gyms and fitness centers
- Sports teams
- Wellness director
- Exercise physiologist
- Health educator
- Health coach
- Personal trainer
- Recreational coordinator
Applied Exercise Science graduates are workforce-ready and well-positioned for success in the competitive job market and for graduate study in occupational therapy, physical therapy, nutritional science, and as a Physician Assistant. Graduates can sit for certification exams in exercise physiology, strength & conditioning, and as a health education specialist.
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