Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

Community Health and Wellness Concentration

Exercise science majors study the science of human movement. Graduates of the program are prepared to play a strong role in helping people live healthier lives. They serve as important partners in improving the health and wellness of people of all ages.

A Becker College degree in exercise science provides the skills needed to work in a variety of organizations and settings—or to prepare for graduate school. The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science Concentration in Community Health and Wellness provides a foundation in the knowledge and skills necessary to design, implement, and evaluate programs in worksite, medical service, and community settings.  The curriculum promotes the acquisition of skills and competencies needed to assist individuals and groups to make informed decisions concerning individual, family, and community health.  Graduates of the major may be eligible to take the National Commission for Health Education, Inc. Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) Examination following graduation.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it is projected that a 29 percent increase in employment in the exercise science field is expected through 2018—a rate of employment that is faster than the national average for all occupations. Becker College exercise science program graduates are well-prepared for careers in athletics, health care, exercise physiology, fitness training, and more. Exercise science students at Becker College benefit from a combination of coursework in liberal arts, scientific theory, a variety of projects of their interest, and a hands-on senior year practicum experience. In their study of exercise science, students examine the effects of exercise and physical activity and how to promote healthy living through exercise and other behaviors. Exercise science majors are eligible for certification as an advanced personal trainer, health and fitness instructor, weight management consultant, and strength and conditioning specialist.

For more information about the Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a Concentration in Community Health and Wellness, call 877.523.2537 or email admissions@becker.edu.

Read about the Community Health and Wellness Curriculum here!

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