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Exercise Science

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

King University’s Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science degree is designed for students who want to explore the intricacies and effects of human movement and physical activities. With three concentration options, the program seeks to cultivate future health care professionals and specialists or educators in fitness and sports. 

Exercise Science majors study the impact of inactivity and poor nutrition on chronic disease as well as ways to improve athletic performance, optimize training and recovery from exercise, and reduce injury. The program integrates learning experiences in the classroom with direct application in the laboratory.

Why Earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science at King University?

Hands-on Experience

With state-of-the-art equipment, King University’s BS in Exercise Science program provides experiential learning opportunities for students to build practical skills in helping individuals reach their health and rehabilitation goals. 

Exercise Science majors can work directly with King’s student-athletes on campus and apply what they learn to improve health, wellness, athletic performance, injury prevention, and injury recovery. 

Three Track Options to Optimize Students’ Career Pursuits

The Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science offers three tracks to optimize students’ vocational paths:

  • Kinesiology Track

The Kinesiology track prepares students for graduate school or for careers in health care related fields. This track requires science electives to ensure requirements are met for those looking into graduate school. 

  • Health and Fitness Track

The Health and Fitness track prepares students for careers in fitness and sports. It is designed to align with certification requirements from the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association

  • K-12 Licensure Track

The K-12 Licensure track leads to a teaching license. This qualifies students to teach Physical Education in all public and private K-12 schools.


BS in Exercise Science Program Curriculum

The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science program employs a robust 124-credit curriculum. Depending on the chosen track, the program coursework and requirements are different, but the curriculum generally consists of core courses, major requirements, and electives. 

Students who choose the K-12 Licensure track also need to complete a K-12 Education Minor and licensure requirements. 

The course offering is subject to change, please review the Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science catalog for the complete course list.

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • Strength and Conditioning Theory and Practice 
  • Exercise Programs for Special Populations
  • Kinesiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Health Fitness Assessment
  • Comprehensive Assessment
  • Lifespan Human Development
  • Methods of Research and Design in the Health Sciences
  • Exercise and Nutrition in Chronic Disease
  • Exercise Training and Performance
  • Biomechanics
  • General Biology I & II (other course options are available) 
  • Personal and Community Health
  • Psychology of Coaching 
  • Methods of Research and Design in the Health Sciences
  • Exercise and Nutrition in Chronic Disease
  • Exercise Training and Performance
  • Biomechanics 
  • Athletic Administration
  • Ethics and Legal Issues in Sport Management
  • Methods and Materials for Elementary Physical Education 
  • Methods and Materials for Secondary Physical Education 
  • Teaching Individual and Team Sports 
  • Personal and Community Health
  • Psychology of Coaching

For the K-12 Licensure Track, additional K-12 Education Minor courses and Licensure courses are required. 


“The seniors that came before me led the way. I want to leave the same impact on the freshman. I want to leave behind a great culture for the next generation at King... I plan on going to graduate school for a master of athletic training."
Madelynn Alyea '21, Exercise Science Major

Career Options for Exercise Science Majors

By earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science, students are prepared to pursue a wide range of exciting and rewarding careers in health care, fitness, nonprofit, and wellness education.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, many careers in the related field of exercise science are highly in-demand with an above-average job-growth rate:

Exercise Science graduates can also work as K12 PE teachers, or continue graduate study and pursue other health professions such as Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant.

Exercise Science Program Requirements

Submit the following materials to apply to the Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science program:

  • A completed application
  • Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education previously attended (if applicable)
  • An official high school transcript
  • SAT or ACT scores (optional)

Review King University’s admission requirements.

The Exercise Science program requires a laptop with Microsoft Office 2010 or later and wireless and webcam capability.

Apply or Learn More

Apply to King University’s Exercise Science degree program today and pursue exciting careers in health and fitness!

Want to learn more about the Exercise Science program?

      Request information or contact one of our faculty members below.


Emily Conner
Professor of Exercise Science
Sam Henley
Professor of Exercise Science