The human body is one of nature’s most complex pieces of work. Its intricate ability to grow and adapt continues to fascinate researchers and health care professionals.
About Exercise Science at Lindenwood University-Belleville
The Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science at Lindenwood University-Belleville introduces you to this ever-changing field and prepares you for a multitude of career possibilities in health and fitness. You’ll learn about concepts in anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, human movement, and applications to therapeutic rehabilitation as you gain real world experience putting your skills to use.
"I love the professors in the Exercise Science Department. They are passionate about what they do, which made me excited to learn. Throughout my time at Lindenwood Belleville, I had the opportunity to participate in research studies my classmates were conducting as undergraduates, and I am now currently working with one of my professors, shadowing her as a personal fitness instructor at the gym she manages in Shiloh. I know the knowledge of research-based science and practical experience in my field has provided me with the skillset I need to make a successful career in the field of exercise science."
Michal Tally (’18)
BS in Exercise Science
Magna Cum Laude
Recipient of the 2018 Easton Award
Exercise Science Faculty
The exercise science faculty at Lindenwood University-Belleville are dedicated to helping you achieve your career goals. In addition to teaching, they have earned certifications in such areas as sports nutrition and strength and conditioning. You’ll benefit from their firsthand knowledge of the field, and small class sizes give you the opportunity to form personal mentoring relationships with them.
Earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science
As an exercise science major, you’ll take classes in exercise physiology, biomechanics, fitness assessment and exercise prescription, energy sources, and strength and conditioning. You’ll also have the opportunity to engage in hands-on learning through several courses that allow you to apply what you’ve learned in the lab or through an internship.
Internships in exercise science are an excellent way to experience what it’s like on the job and work directly with others in the field before you graduate. You’ll earn course credits while making important connections with other exercise science professionals.
What to do with an Exercise Science Degree
The BS in exercise science equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to work in a host of professional settings, such as health and fitness centers, hospital-based health and wellness programs, corporate-based health and wellness programs, cardiac rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, and allied health areas. You’ll also have a strong foundation for advanced study in related fields like occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, medicine, and chiropractic medicine.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for exercise physiologists are on the rise, with a projected growth rate of 11 percent through 2024. The median annual salary for this position is $47,010.
Contact the Lindenwood University-Belleville Education Department
For more information about the exercise science program at Lindenwood University-Belleville, contact the Division of Sciences at (618) 239-6019.