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Exercise Science Degree

Exercise Science Degree Program Overview

 

The Exercise Science program at the University of Providence is designed to simultaneously prepare all students with a strong foundation in exercise science, and provide specific preparations for career success. You will be able to earn your bachelor’s degree in exercise science with us in no time!

Fields in exercise science are projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook. Nearly all Exercise Science students who apply to graduate school are successfully admitted.

The Exercise Science program allows students to identify an area of concentration to better support students in their chosen career fields. Concentrations within the program include:

  • Pre-Clinical: designed for students interested in pursuing graduate studies in physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic care, and clinical rehabilitation
  • Pre-athletic training: designed for students interested in pursuing graduate studies to become certified athletic trainers
  • Strength and conditioning: designed for students interested in pursuing either graduate studies or employment in fields working directly with athletes in designing and facilitation strength and conditioning programs
  • Personal training: designed for students interested in pursuing employment in fields working with the general population to achieve and maintain health and fitness goals, such as in fitness centers, YMCA’s, geriatric fitness, or corporate fitness
  • Coaching: designed for students interested in pursuing employment as a sport coach in one or more sports

 

All Exercise Science program concentrations are created to be completed in four years.

 

Program Curriculum

 

Exercise Science

 

Skills You’ll Learn

Students who earn an Exercise Science Degree from the University of Providence will learn these skills and more:

  • Analyze exercise and performance technique
  • Measure parameters of physical fitness, health, and performance
  • Critically analyze exercise science research
  • Scientific application of exercise science information to solve movement problems, such as modifying exercise for diseased or disabled clients in a fitness or rehabilitation setting
  • Create safe and effective exercise programs for a variety of populations, such as apparently healthy adults, athletes, and clinical populations

 

Career Outcomes

Students who choose to enter UP’s Exercise Science program will have a variety of potential job titles, including:

  • Sport coach
  • Personal trainer
  • Wellness coach
  • Geriatric fitness coordinator
  • Corporate fitness leader
  • Strength and conditioning coach
  • Researcher
  • Athletic trainer
  • Cancer rehabilitation specialist
  • Chiropractor
  • Occupational therapist
  • Physical therapist
  • NASA exercise physiologist
  • Professor

 

Internship Opportunities

Internship opportunities are available and required for all Exercise Science majors. Students will receive school credit for completed hours. Exercise Science students may intern where they choose, once approved. Internship experience can satisfy graduate school pre-requisites for observation hours in the field of study.

 

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Program Faculty

Kelly Quick, Ed.D.

Professor of Exercise Science
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Contact Information

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How long will it take to complete an Exercise Science degree?

All Exercise Science program concentrations will take four years for students to complete.

How long will it take to complete an Exercise Science degree?

All Exercise Science program concentrations will take four years for students to complete.

How much will I make with a degree in Exercise Science?

Expect to make between $40,000-$90-000 depending on the concentration.

What kind of jobs can I get with an Exercise Science degree?

Students who choose to enter UP’s Exercise Science program will have a variety of potential job titles, including:

  • Sport coach
  • Personal trainer
  • Wellness coach
  • Geriatric fitness coordinator
  • Corporate fitness leader
  • Strength and conditioning coach
  • Researcher
  • Athletic trainer
  • Cancer rehabilitation specialist
  • Chiropractor
  • Occupational therapist
  • Physical therapist
  • NASA exercise physiologist
  • Professor
After spending 4 of the best years of my life at University of Providence, I decided to pursue my dream of playing professional basketball. I stopped playing 2 years after, coming back home (Zaragoza, Spain) and working as a manager for a company that sends student/athletes to the US, pretty much what I did while I was a student at UGF. Now, I have changed my job and I have been working during the last 6 months as a director in the Zaragoza area of a weight room company called VivaGym. There are currently over 100 of them around Spain and Portugal and I get to manage 2 of them. Kelly Quick gave me a great understanding of what managing a weight room is about. Also, my life has always been around basketball and sports in general, and that obviously has made the transition from one job to the other easier. I currently manage 18 employees and we offer a great variety of activities, from Body Combat to Body Pump or Spinning and, what is more important, I really feel like I am doing something that I love and at the same time something that can affect other people´s lives positively.
Dani Arcau
Alumni, Class of 2016
During my time in college, I discovered a deep passion for coaching and performance. As I progressed through the HHP program and competed as an athlete, I began to love the ability to use my classroom learning to improve my sport performance. As I continued to learn about the field, I decided I wanted to give back the lessons I learned to the next generation. This passion led me to become a strength and conditioning coach and pursue opportunities at various colleges across the country. I have spent time as an intern coach with both Clemson and Notre Dame Football and have taken roles as head strength coach at University of Valley Forge, director of basketball strength and conditioning at University of Tennessee-Martin, and my current role at Clarion University where I direct S&C for our 15 sport teams.
Jeremiah Welch
Alumni, Class of 2017
Since getting my degree, I have been going to school at the University of Pittsburgh to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy. I am graduating in early December and taking my licensure exam in January 2022. If all goes well, I’ll have my first placement for travel physical therapy in February.
Malena Lennon
Alumni, Class of 2018
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