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About the Exercise Science Degree Program

On Campus

The Exercise Science degree at UNK is designed for students looking to attend professional school in areas such as Physical Therapy, Physician’s Assistant, Occupational Therapy or Chiropractic Medicine after obtaining their bachelor’s degree. Courses include anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, health promotion, nutrition, fitness evaluation, strength program design and research design.

Many exercise science classes are held in the state-of-the-art Physical Activity and Wellness Laboratory, comprised of over 7,000 square feet of academic, research and faculty space including a demonstration kitchen and private exercise room.

Students may choose to apply to be part of the Undergraduate Research Fellows program and work with one of five exercise science faculty to experience real research in exercise science. Faculty have mentored students from research idea development through international presentation and publication as undergraduate students.

A minor is required to complement the major. Suggested minors include Health Science, Public Health, Biology, Chemistry or Psychology.

Exercise Science RequirementsSetting Up Your Internship

Exercise Science Program at a Glance

120

Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to UNK.

Degree Received

Exercise Science, Bachelor of Science

$209

Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

Mallory Stoner
"The Exercise Science program at UNK pushed me to work hard in my area of study. All of the classes that I have taken have been enjoyable and will be beneficial to my continuing education and career path. The wide variety of information, along with the wonderful professors, have shaped me in to a hard working and diligent student."

Mallory Stoner

Exercise Science

What can you do with an Exercise Science Degree

Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Exercise Science graduates work for.

Careers

  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Pre-Chiropractic
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Graduate school
  • Human and Sport Performance
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Physical Activity Promotion

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