Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science is designed for students primarily interested in the physiological and functional adaptations to exercise.
The program focuses on:
- Understanding the physiological responses to exercise;
- Understanding how structure and anatomy affect exercise performance;
- Understanding how to design exercise programs to fit multiple outcomes, such as lowering body fat and increasing muscle, strength, power, and endurance;
- Requirements and skills to obtain the most prestigious certification in exercise science: The Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.) certification.
Upon completion of the program, students will be well qualified to pursue practitioner roles in public and private organizations. These roles include employee wellness director, personal trainer, health promotions advocate, strength and conditioning coach, cardiac rehab specialist, motion analysis technician, occupational physiologist, and exercise science and sports supplement researcher.
Finally, our program curriculum and the multitude of research opportunities offered by our faculty place students in a prime position to continue in graduate school to further advance their career.
Exercise Science Research
The University of Tampa’s exercise physiology laboratories are designed for studying human performance, exercise metabolism and cardiovascular and muscle physiology.
The Human Performance Research Lab contains the latest computerized systems for the measurement of oxygen uptake, blood lactate, and blood gas analyzers. Electromyography is used to analyze skeletal muscle activation, and accelerometers are used to quantify the rate and velocity of human movement. The lab also houses the most current force plate technology along with computerized Monarch Wingate bikes, capable of measuring power output in real time.
Our unique environment provides one of the best research experiences and ample opportunities for students to receive national exposure for their achievements. In 2011, faculty Jacob Wilson and Abraham Miller led six students to publish several national abstracts at the National Strength and Conditioning Conference, one of the largest and most prestigious in the field of human performance research.
Our students gain skills and competencies that set them apart from other applicants when applying for grad school.
Undergraduate International Admissions
With students enrolled from over 100 countries, U.T. proudly considers students from around the globe for freshman or transfer admission. Proof of English proficiency is required. (This is waived for international students from the Commonwealth Caribbean, Bermuda, Canada, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.)
Students should apply through U.T.'s online application. In order to review a student’s application, the University must receive the following:
- Official transcripts of all secondary school coursework and grades translated into English (“Official” means that you must request your school to send transcripts directly to the U.T. admissions office. If that is impossible, send copies that have been certified by your school as “true copies” of the originals after they are copied. An official at your school should sign the document as “true copy of original.”)
- Essay written in English
- A recommendation written by a counselor, teacher or headmaster.
Applicants must submit one of the following:
- TOEFL: the minimum acceptable score is 550 or 213 (computer-based) or 79 (Internet-based) exam.
- IELTS: International English Language Testing System – minimum grade of 6.5.
- C.P.E.: Certificate of Proficiency in English - grades of “C” or better.
- Pearson Test of English (P.T.E.): minimum score of 58.
- Successful completion of the English 112 certificate offered by E.S.L. Language Centers. accompanied by a letter of recommendation from an administrator and a 500-word English writing sample.
International students who meet admission requirements but need additional English language training prior to entering as a full-time degree student may enroll in one of the several E.S.L. programs.
International students also must furnish proof of available funds to cover their first year of study and each subsequent year. Exceptional new entering students with excellent academic achievement receive partial scholarships ($4,000-$7,000 per academic year) which covers only a small portion of the total costs. Students may work on campus up to 20 hours per week.
Upon admission to the University and satisfactory completion of the financial statement, an I-20 form will be sent to applicants from UT’s admissions office. Applicants must take the I-20 form, a copy of their acceptance letter and financial statement to the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. After an interview, the embassy or consulate will decide if an F-1 student visa can be issued. To enter the United States, students need this visa in their passport and the I-20 form. Students may not enter the country on a tourist visa with the intention to study in the U.S.
The staff in the Office of International Programs assists students with pre-arrival information, orientation, and advice on academic, social, cultural and employment matters.
Average cost for full-time undergraduate students for 2013-2014 academic year (fall and spring).
- Tuition (12-18 credit hours per semester): $23,990
- Mandatory Fees (required): $1,782
- Room and Board (double room, 15 meals per week): $9,388
- Total: $35,160
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