Exercise Science, B.S.

If you’re passionate about health, fitness and helping others live healthier lives, the field of exercise science could be an ideal professional path.

School of Education & Behavioral Studies

West Palm Beach



The exercise science program at PBA brings together the most current and relevant instruction, state-of-the-art learning facilities anchored in a South Florida setting, where health and fitness is a top priority.

The School of Education & Behavioral Studies is well-known throughout Florida and as such, has established solid partnerships with school districts and other organizations for meaningful hands-on student teaching and clinical opportunities. Our Christ-centered approach to teaching and learning will deepen your outlook on your chosen profession and the impact you can have on others. And our innovative range of programs, from education to athletic training, results in a dynamic range of students learning together and collaborating daily.

Features of our distinguished education and behavioral studies programs:

  • Experience an education grounded in the liberal arts with a Christian perspective.
  • Engage in hands-on learning through off-campus internships in various health and education-related fields.
  • Discover undergraduate research opportunities with HHP faculty
  • Develop the skills and knowledge you need to work in the exercise science field.

Rigorous and Respected

The program is offered through the Health and Human Performance Department, which is accredited by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. You’ll take part in a very hands-on experience, learning to work with individuals of all types—from high-level athletes, to those dealing with everyday health issues to cancer survivors through PBA’s Cancer-Related Fatigue Program.

Internships are a key requirement of the program and internship sites for PBA students include:

Paley Advanced Orthopedic and Spine Institute
YMCA of West Palm Beach
Lake Worth Golf Course
Forest Hill High School
Kings Academy
CrossFitt Navigate
Rosariann Academy
South Olive Recreation
Renaissance School
Jupiter Medical Center
Building Up Sports Academy
National Training Center (Orlando Health)

Launching Brighter Futures

Graduates of the program have been accepted into outstanding graduate programs, including at Florida Atlantic University, Southern Florida University and Colorado State University. And you’ll find them working with impressive organizations, including:

Paley Institute
S. Marine Corps
The Breakers Resort
Palm Beach County Schools
West Palm Beach Police Department
Humane Society of the Treasure Coast
University of Miami Women’s Basketball
Crossfit City Place
Florida Panthers (NHL)

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Program Courses

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