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Exercise Science

Our exercise faculty members are nationally recognized in areas including biomechanics, exercise physiology, and exercise psychology.

Students get hands-on experience through small class labs and internships, or they may join department research projects on topics including weight loss, disability, and measuring physical activity with tracking devices. Our graduates go on to become fitness specialists, personal trainers, sports performance professionals, and other professionals in the allied health medical fields.

Degree Programs

Double Dawgs
Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degrees

Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd)

  • BSEd in Exercise and Sport Science

    Delve into the science of physical activity, exercise, and sport to prepare for careers in physical therapy, occupational therapy, sports medicine, and more.


  • Exercise and Sport Science Minor

    A minor in ESS is for students who would like to compliment an existing major with knowledge regarding exercise and physical activity for health and sport performance.

Master of Science (MS)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Upcoming Dates


Faculty for core classes are nationally recognized experts in the field. Students in this major have an interest in human movement to enhance health and fitness or for sports performance. The coursework, in addition to research labs and practicum experiences, allows students to pursue national certifications, professional and graduate programs, and jobs in the profession.

Student Organizations

Rho Tau

Rho Tau is a pre-physical therapy club open to any student interested in pursuing a career in physical therapy. The club hosts both representatives from physical therapy programs and physical therapists to guest lecture.

Faculty and Staff

Deborah A. Barany Assistant Professor
Jaime Caperton Academic Advisor
Bud Cooper Clinical Professor and Clinical Education Coordinator
Kalli A Drake Academic Advisor
Lauren Flowers Senior Academic Advisor
Rob Lynall Associate Professor
Kevin K McCully Professor Emeritus
Chris D. Mojock Clinical Associate Professor
Julianne D. Schmidt Associate Professor
Michael D. Schmidt Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Jing Xu Assistant Professor
Sami Yli-Piipari Associate Professor

Contact Info

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