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Exercise Science Major (Health & Wellness, Pre-Physical Therapy)

Exercise Science Major at Grace College features hands-on learning. The fitness industry is growing tremendously in today’s health and wellness oriented society. People are interested in improving their level of health and physical fitness. Regular exercise is one of the best ways to improve one’s well-being and increase longevity and quality of life. An exercise science degree can lead the student into many career tracks including personal trainer, private fitness club, YMCA/YWCA, health club, rehabilitation center, retirement center, corporate wellness center, sport medicine, athletic training, physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation or exercise physiology. This major takes an applied learning approach, allowing the student opportunities for actual work experiences along with the course work.

Grace College has a partnership that allows our graduates from the Exercise Science major to continue into the master’s in athletic training at Manchester University.

Educational Focus

  • Health & Wellness
  • Pre-Physical Therapy

Internship Opportunities

  • Kosciusko County Hospital (KCH)
  • Optimum Performance Sports (OPS)
  • YMCA
  • Baker's Youth Club (BYC)
  • Positive Fitness
  • Haymaker Crossfit

Career Opportunities

  • Physical Therapy
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Athletic Training
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Cardio Rehabilitation
  • Nutritionist
  • Occupational Therapy

Exercise Science Major (Health & Wellness, Pre-Physical Therapy) is a Good Fit for Those Who Are:

  • Critical Thinkers
  • Creative
  • Caring
  • Smart
  • Flexible
  • Communicators
  • Serving Others

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200

Observation hours completed throughout the degree

50%

of Exercise Science Students choose to go on to Graduate School

100%

Of classes include real-life application

Health Science professor

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