University of Pittsburgh BradfordAcademics
Exercise Science BS

Program Contact: Dr. Mark Kelley

Our exercise science major will prepare you to work as a professional in the health and fitness industry. It will also prepare you to be accepted to and succeed in a variety of graduate programs in the health care professions, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, physician's assistant and medical doctors.

In our program you will learn how to conduct fitness assessments, evaluate risk factors and health behaviors, and develop and implement safe and effective exercise prescriptions. You will receive a strong science base in anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, exercise prescription and assessment, and working with special populations.

A degree in exercise science will prepare you for a career in a variety of health care professions, including

  • Fitness centers
  • Corporate wellness centers
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Rehabilitation
  • Wellness coaching
  • Sports performance
  • University recreation facilities


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