Exercise Science Major, Maryville University

BACHELOR’S IN
EXERCISE SCIENCE

BACHELOR’S IN
EXERCISE SCIENCE

EXERCISE SCIENCE

 

Help Others
Improve Performance and Lead Healthier Lives.
Help Others Improve Performance and Lead Healthier Lives.

Interest in health and fitness is growing, and people need professional guidance to achieve their goals. You can be that guide.

Exercise science is to help all people achieve their optimal level of health, performance, and well-being; Maryville University’s Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science helps you understand what it takes to get there.

Students learn to develop health and physical performance assessments, prescribe exercise programs for a wide range of populations interested in physical fitness, sports and create positive behavioral change programs for individuals and groups.

You can focus your studies by choosing from three exercise science bachelor’s degree tracks: Personal Training, Wellness Management and/or Pre-Graduate School Training.

EXERCISE SCIENCE PROGRAM

WHY MARYVILLE

3 TRACKS TO CHOOSE FROM

weights and fitness equipment

Strength & Conditioning

Prepares you for a career as strength and conditioning coach or personal training in corporate, educational, government or private settings.

fitness tracker

Wellness Management

Prepares you for careers in the health promotion and corporate wellness industries.

graduate certificate

Pre-Graduate School

Prepares you for the rigors of graduate studies in post-baccalaureate healthcare programs, including Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician’s Assistant, Exercise Physiology and Human Performance.

PROJECT-BASED
LEARNING

St. Louis Blues at Maryville

In Maryville’s specialized Human Performance Lab, the St. Louis Blues NHL hockey team assesses the performance characteristics of draftees with help from Maryville students.

PROFESSIONAL
PARTNERSHIPS

students in exercise performance lab

Throughout Maryville’s exercise science degree program, you’ll be well-prepared for your future medical training. Our program collaborates with companies and organizations in the St. Louis region, including:

• Aetna
• St. Louis Blues
• EXOS Education Partnership
• High school athletic teams

HLC Accredited
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission - HLC
Kiplingers Best College Values Private 2018
Ranked among the best values in private collegesKiplinger’s Personal Finance
Forbes Americas Top Colleges
Ranked among "America’s Top Colleges" — Forbes

THE BIG PICTURE

While the general population’s interest in health and wellness keeps growing, a lot of misinformation is out there, too. Thus, the need for health and fitness professionals is huge; in fact, the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics expects 13% job growth for jobs related to exercise science over the next 10 years.

SALARY

TOP 10%

$78,810

MEDIAN

$49,270


JOB GROWTH

13%

ESTIMATED

through 2026

2,000 NEW JOBS THROUGH 2026


LARGEST EMPLOYERS

in this field:

53
%
SELF-EMPLOYED
26
%
HOSPITALS
 7
%
OFFICES

*Data on this page provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

*Data on this page provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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A degree in exercise science can lead to a rewarding career with flexibility and opportunity—and you will be leading the charge for health and human performance.
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