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Undergraduate Programs

  • Exercise Science (B.S.)
    • Exercise Physiology Concentration
    • Sport and Exercise Conditioning Concentration
    • Pre-Professional Therapeutic Sciences Concentration (Pre-PT, Pre-OT, Pre-PA)

What is Exercise Science?

Exercise Science is the study of muscular activity and adaptations of the human body to this activity. Several sub-disciplines are involved in Exercise Science including Physiology, Biomechanics and Nutrition. In the Exercise Science Department undergraduate students experience these sub-disciplines within our excellent facilities here at East Stroudsburg University by following our CAAHEP accredited curriculum.

Beginning in the fall of 2013, the Exercise Science Department is offering a 3-Year Accelerated Track for the BS in Exercise Science.

What does the BS course entail?

Students who enter the Exercise Science major begin their studies by taking the Exercise Science core classes.

As juniors and seniors, Exercise Science students choose a set of co-requisite courses to focus their studies in one of two concentrations:

  1. Exercise Physiology Concentration - This concentration prepares that student for advanced study in clinical exercise physiology or research
  2. Exercise Professional Concentration - This concentration prepares the student for work in the fitness professions
  3. Therapeutic Science Concentration - This concentration prepare students to be competitive candidates for professional study in DPT, OT and PA

Opportunities to gain experience in a work environment exist through the internships offered as part of the major in Exercise Science while students are encouraged to participate in campus organizations emphasizing practical experience.

Certification opportunities are also available from nationally recognized organizations including the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Heart Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) endorses the Exercise Professional program at ESU as matching the goals of the Health/Fitness Instructor level of certification.

The National Strength and Conditioning Association recognizes the Exercise Science program at ESU as matching the needs for professionals interested in Strength and Conditioning.

Outcomes data: First-time pass rates for the ACSM Health and Fitness Specialist (HFS) exam

YearNumber of students who took HFSNumber of students who passed HFSNational Average
2016-2017 1 1 (100%) 41%