School of Education and Behavioral Studies

Exercise Science at PBA

Exercise Science

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.

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What Can I Do With This Degree?

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

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