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Southwest Baptist University Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
Southwest Baptist University

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

Bolivar, USA

4 Years

English

Full time

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Aug 2024

USD 27,290 / per year *

On-Campus

* $37,272/year including fees

Introduction

Receiving a bachelor's degree (B.S.) in exercise science at SBU will prepare you to pursue any allied health career as you learn how to deal with people who need injury rehabilitation. A combination of coursework in sciences and human development will equip you with the skills needed for a variety of professions.

The exercise science major is designed for students interested in a career in personal training, biomechanics, or those students who intend to pursue post-graduate schooling/certification in physical therapy, athletic training, or exercise physiology.

Choose from two concentrations:

  • Strength and Conditioning/Personal Training — For a career in personal training or biomechanics. Courses will prepare you to take the NSCA Strength and Conditioning and NCSA Personal Training certification exams if you wish to become a certified strength and conditioning coach or personal trainer.
  • Rehabilitative Sciences — For students who intend to pursue post-graduate schooling/certification in physical therapy, athletic training, or exercise physiology. This concentration is great preparation for career success and advanced education in a variety of fields such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician's assistant, personal training, and more. Your faculty advisor will work with you to ensure your course plan includes all prerequisites needed for any graduate degree program you wish to pursue.

Hands-on practicum experiences, small class sizes, and dedicated faculty will prepare you to either pursue graduate school or enter the workforce immediately after graduation.

The SBU Advantage

  • You will gain beneficial real-world experience through a required practicum completed during the B.S. in Exercise Science program and a required internship completed at the end of the program.
  • Faculty will work with you one-on-one to help find the practicums and internships that best fit your interests and desires.
  • Most allied health career paths require an additional graduate or professional school programs, but the exercise science faculty will work with you individually to help set you up for success at the next level.

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