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Exercise Science Major

A major in Exercise Science at Grace College will explore the ins and outs of health and wellness. As you consider an array of colleges with Exercise Science majors near you in the midwest, be assured that when you find your way to Winona Lake, Indiana, you will discover a top college for Physical Therapy taught with a Christian worldview. A Grace College Exercise Science degree will help you make workable connections between human anatomy and physical fitness, preparing you to weigh questions and create conversation in a Christian college context. 

This program is for you if you are serious about creating an impact in an Exercise Science career. With a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, you will be required to get real-world experience ensuring you are equipped for jobs in physical therapy, athletic training, nutrition, and countless other areas. 

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.

Future Trainer, the way forward is Grace.

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 is a Good Fit for Those Who Are:

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

Featured Staff

Christina Walters, M.S., L.A.T., F.M.S.

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science; Director, Program Director Exercise Science
Richard Roberts

Rick Roberts, Ph.D.

Pre-Health Professions Coordinator; Associate Professor of Biology

The faculty at Grace College truly lived their lives in a way that allowed the light of Christ to shine through them. Grace College prepared me not only to teach in the classroom but to be a lifelong learner, especially in my spiritual walk.

Lenny Krebs, Grace College Alumnus

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