East Stroudsburg University has a rich history of preparing Bachelor of Science students for careers within Exercise Science.

Exercise Science is the study of muscular activity and adaptations of the human body to this activity. The sub-disciplines of Exercise Science include Physiology, Biomechanics and Nutrition. In ESU's Exercise Science Department, undergraduate majors experience these sub-disciplines within our excellent facilities here at East Stroudsburg University by following our CAAHEP accredited curriculum.

All About Exercise Science at ESU

All About Exercise Science at ESU

What do students learn to do?

Program Outcomes: 2019-2020

100%
National Certification Exam Pass Rate
90%
Culminating Experience Pass Rate
90%
Program-specific knowledge test

Choose from three Exercise Science concentrations.

All majors select a concentration, which provides the opportunity to specialize in an area of Exercise Science.

Therapeutic Sciences


This lab-based concentration with two internship experiences prepares for entry into professional school in physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant studies, and chiropractic studies. It provides multiple clinical experiences to gain significant patient contact hours which are required for admission.

We have had high success getting students into professional school across the region.

Students and a faculty member working on a PC surrounded by exercise science equipment
Students garner experience using data to enhance athletic performance or patient outcomes.

This lab-based concentration with two internship experiences prepares for entry into professional school in physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant studies, and chiropractic studies. It provides multiple clinical experiences to gain significant patient contact hours which are required for admission.

We have had high success getting students into professional school across the region.

Students and a faculty member working on a PC surrounded by exercise science equipment
Students garner experience using data to enhance athletic performance or patient outcomes.

Exercise Physiology


One student studies another working on an elliptical machine
Exercise Physiology students get experience leading athletes thru a dynamic warm-up.

This lab-based concentration prepares student for exciting careers in research (pharmaceutical, apparel, footwear, medical device, performance), corporate wellness and entry into clinical exercise physiology.

Unique experiential learning is embedded in the curriculum to include an early internship opportunity in the sophomore year to sharpen skills in preparation for the independent work in the research and applied laboratories.

Sport and Exercise Conditioning


This internship-based concentration prepares for careers in sport performance, health & wellness, commercial fitness and strength and conditioning (collegiate and professional teams). It provides significant hands-on experiences above and beyond the internship requirements.


Career Opportunities

Graduates of the B.S. in Exercise Science program have earned positions as:

  • Performance Coach, St. Lukes Health Network Sport Performance, Bethlehem, PA
  • Group Fitness Instructor, Equinox Health & Fitness, Summit, NJ
  • Exercise Physiologist, Morristown Hospital, Morristown, NJ
  • Exercise Specialist, Mountain Valley Orthopedics, East Stroudsburg, PA
  • Exercise Specialist, Maximal Solutions Physical Therapy, East Stroudsburg, PA
  • Fitness Instructor, Retro Fitness, Stroudsburg, PA
  • Sport Performance Coach, Lehigh Valley Health Network Sports Academy Breingsville, PA
  • Fitness Coach, YMCA, Easton PA

Hands-on Learning

Internship Program

All BS EXSC students must complete a professional internship as part of their program of study. We have over 230 approved sites across the nation in the areas of sport performance, collegiate athletics, physical therapy, occupational therapy, clinical exercise physiology, research, medical device, and wellness.

  • Recent Internship Locations

Specialized Facilities

ESU's facilities for Exercise Science include:

  • Human Performance Laboratory: house state-of-the-art equipment to assess human physiology-includes a BOD POD, Oxygen Analyzers, Blood Lactate and Blood Glucose Analyzers, Urine Analyzers
  • Kinesiology Laboratory: Houses the models of bone, muscles, soft tissue and organs. Houses computer stations with Motion Analysis software.
  • Applied Physiology Laboratory: This clinical lab houses the stress testing systems with full 12-lead ECG, balance assessments.
  • Research Laboratory: This all-purpose lab serves as the dedicated research space for BS and MS students in EXSC. It houses electrically breaked cycle ergometer, Environmental physiology experimental set-ups, resistance training equipment, and motor control assessment.
  • Biomechanics Laboratory: This lab houses our 3D cinematography system and force plates which analyzes gait patterns and other kinetic and kinematic markers in athletes and clinical patients.

ESU's facilities for Exercise Science include:

  • Human Performance Laboratory: house state-of-the-art equipment to assess human physiology-includes a BOD POD, Oxygen Analyzers, Blood Lactate and Blood Glucose Analyzers, Urine Analyzers
  • Kinesiology Laboratory: Houses the models of bone, muscles, soft tissue and organs. Houses computer stations with Motion Analysis software.
  • Applied Physiology Laboratory: This clinical lab houses the stress testing systems with full 12-lead ECG, balance assessments.
  • Research Laboratory: This all-purpose lab serves as the dedicated research space for BS and MS students in EXSC. It houses electrically breaked cycle ergometer, Environmental physiology experimental set-ups, resistance training equipment, and motor control assessment.
  • Biomechanics Laboratory: This lab houses our 3D cinematography system and force plates which analyzes gait patterns and other kinetic and kinematic markers in athletes and clinical patients.

Innovative Faculty

The Faculty of Exercise Science hold terminal degrees and professional credentials within the discipline while sharing their years of practical experience working in the field.


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Contact Us

Please contact the Exercise Science department with any questions about our academic programs.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Koehler Fieldhouse 1st Floor
Phone:
(570) 422-3302
Fax:
(570) 422-3616 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Department Chair, Exercise Science
Name
Shala Davis
Phone:
(570) 422-3302