HEALTH PROFESSIONS

Kinesiology and Exercise Science Degree

Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Programs

BVU’s kinesiology and exercise science bachelor’s degree provides students with a comprehensive and proactive academic and clinical education so that they can seek careers in a wide variety of health-related professions. Students enhance their kinesiology and exercise science learning experience by working closely with highly qualified professors and practicing clinicians. They put theory into practice through research, co-curricular involvement, extensive hands-on learning opportunities, travel, and internships.

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Why should I earn a kinesiology and exercise science degree?

Stay Active

Be hands-on and on your feet in this lively career that revolves around movement. 

Room to Grow

If you plan to gain your master’s in kinesiology, sports medicine, or other similar areas, this is a great starting point.

High Demand

As the health, wellness, and sports industries advance and evolve, professional opportunities multiply.

What Can I Do With a Kinesiology and Exercise Science Degree

  • Occupational therapist
  • Sports psychologist
  • Strength and conditioning specialist
  • Personal trainer
  • Sports medicine

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Why study kinesiology and exercise science at BVU?

Intraship
Work alongside BVU’s strength and conditioning coach or with an exercise science faculty member.

Expert Faculty
Learn from highly qualified professors and practicing clinicians.

Certification Prep
You’ll be ready to take nationally recognized certification exams to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist or Certified Personal Trainer.

Top-Notch Equipment

Kinesiology students have access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment including the new Human Performance Laboratory, which includes a Metabolic Cart to measure oxygen uptake. The department also utilizes the Fritcher Fitness Center, a 6,000-square-foot facility that houses weight and cardio training equipment.

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DILLON HINRICKSON

Dillon is grateful for his time with “The Buc” (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) as one of four training camp athletic training interns. There he performed set-up and break-down duties during practices and for all four preseason games. Among his responsibilities were to help the athletes complete their rehab routines and transport them to and from their doctor appointments and MRIs.

Overall it was a great experience

Kinesiology and Exercise Science Courses

  • Major in Kinesiology and Exercise Science (57 Credit Hours)

     

      • BIOL 142 Introduction to Human Physiology or BIOL 164 Biological Principles II
      • EXSC 140 Functional Human Anatomy
      • EXSC 171 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
      • EXSC 192 Introduction to Kinesiology
      • EXSC 200 History, Philosophy and Ethics of Sport
      • EXSC 230 Advanced Exercise Techniques
      • EXSC 251 First Aid
      • EXSC 280 Lifetime Health Management with Lab
      • EXSC 295 Lower Level Internship in Kinesiology
      • EXSC 310 Nutrition
      • EXSC 321 Adapted Physical Education
      • EXSC 345 Facility and Event Management
      • EXSC 350 Biomechanics of Human Motion
      • EXSC 351 Motor Learning
      • EXSC 352 Exercise Physiology with Lab
      • EXSC 398 Kinesiology Capstone I
      • EXSC 432 Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology
      • EXSC 435 Psycho-Social Dimensions of Sport
      • EXSC 460 Physiological Principles of Conditioning
      • EXSC 495 Upper Level Internship in Kinesiology
      • EXSC 498 Kinesiology Capstone II
      • PSYC 100 General Psychology

      Students must complete a minimum of 4 credit hours of internships for graduation.

      One course from

      • EXSC 202 Public and Community Health
      • EXSC 291 Current Health Issues

      Recommended general education and electives

      • MATH 140 Elementary Applied Statistics
      • BIOL 380 Human Physiology
      • BIOL 430 Human Anatomy

      Students must complete a minimum of 4 credit hours of internships for graduation.

    • Minor in Kinesiology and Exercise Science (20 Credit Hours)

      • BIOL 142 Introduction to Human Physiology or BIOL 164 Biological Principles II
      • EXSC 140 Functional Human Anatomy
      • EXSC 230 Advanced Exercise Techniques
      • EXSC 280 Lifetime Health Management with Lab

      One course from

      • EXSC 202 Public and Community Health
      • EXSC 291 Current Health Issues

      Two courses from

      • EXSC 321 Adapted Physical Education
      • EXSC 350 Biomechanics of Human Motion
      • EXSC 351 Motor Learning
      • EXSC 345 Facility and Event Management
      • EXSC 432 Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology
      • EXSC 435 Psycho-Social Dimensions of Sport

      Electives

      • Exercise science electives (to reach 20 credit hours in exercise science)

    Financial Aid & Scholarships

    We’ll help you figure out your options for financial assistance and possible scholarships.

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    Kinesiology and Exercise Science Faculty

    Our instructors are committed to helping you build the future of Iowa and beyond.

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    Transfer Your Credits

    Do you have previously earned credits or an associate degree? BVU accepts most — if not all — of your credits so you don’t have to retake courses.

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    Earn a Master’s Degree Faster with Our Accelerated Program

    With BVU's Plus One program, you can earn your education, special education, or organizational leadership master's within one year of graduating with your bachelor’s degree. 

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