School of Education and Behavioral Studies

Exercise Science

Students taking courses for the Exercise Science major at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida

The exercise science degree program provides a solid foundation for a student who is interested in studying the effects of exercise on the body's pathology, and learning how exercise can reduce or reverse disease progression.

Courses will include anatomy, kinesiology, exercise physiology and biomechanics, exercise nutrition and growth and development.

The program of study also includes other science courses such as biology, chemistry and physics.

The exercise science program prepares students for graduate level degrees by completing prerequisites for programs in occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant and rehabilitation programs.

Your Courses & Classes


At PBA, you'll:

  • Enjoy a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of just 18
  • Receive all prerequisites for graduate programs in Florida
  • Receive preparation at a private university with a Christian environment
  • Be a part of the successful history of job placement of graduates
  • Obtain real-world experience through internship
  • Participate in physical experimentation and research

Your Opportunities in Exercise Science

After earning your exercise science degree from PBA, you will be qualified to work in the fields of:

  • Recreational Therapy
  • Physical Rehabilitation
  • Exercise Physiology

The exercise science major also has the prerequisites for graduate school coursework you will need to obtain for the following careers:

  • Physical or Occupational Therapist
  • Doctor or Physician Assistant
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Nutritionist
  • Biomechanist