College of Health Professions

Department of Kinesiology

Exercise Science Major

Students majoring in exercise science examine the relationship between exercise and human performance and the role of physical activity in the promotion of healthy lifestyles. Exercise science consists of several overlapping disciplines, including biomechanics, exercise physiology and biochemistry, growth and development, exercise nutrition, measurement and evaluation, and exercise psychology. student intern working with client on a treadmillThe program of study is designed to provide an effective blend of classroom instruction and practical experience.

Following graduation, students are strongly encouraged to seek professional certification through the American College of Sports Medicine or the National Strength and Conditioning Association to enhance their opportunities for employment.


Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science are prepared for the following entry-level positions:

  • an exercise/ fitness specialist, group fitness instructor, or personal trainer (employment settings include corporate fitness programs, community exercise/ wellness settings, health clubs, and similar fitness related organizations)
  • a strength and conditioning coach
    (employment settings include high school, college, and professional sport teams)

The program also serves as a foundation for pursuing health-related careers as a physical therapist or physician's assistant, as well as graduate studies.

Specific inquiries concerning the exercise science major should be directed to:

The Department of Kinesiology
Towson Center, Room 200
Phone: 410-704-2376


Department of Kinesiology
Burdick Hall, Room 120
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Telephone: 410-704-2376
Fax: 410-704-3912

Pam Breckenridge is working at Towson Sports Medicine and planning for graduate studies in physical therapy. Read more.



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