Exercise Science


What the program is about

The exercise science program prepares students to evaluate health behaviors, identify biomechanical risk factors, and develop a comprehensive health and fitness program for a variety of individuals or groups. The students will have the ability to utilize these skills based on their knowledge obtained through their coursework (i.e. exercise physiology, kinesiology, and biomechanics).

Who will I be learning from?

Christine Griffiths, Ph.D., ATC

Department of Health Sciences Program Director

Justin Farr, ED.D., ATC

Clinical Education Coordinator, Assistant Professor

Christopher Miller, M.S., ATC, GTS

Assistant Professor

A bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Thomas More University prepares students for a future in the allied health care professions.

Along with core curriculum classes, students will be involved in hands-on laboratory studies utilizing advanced testing equipment while learning how exercise science applies to the human body from a systemic approach. For more information, click here

A degree in exercise science will help prepare students for entry into medical school, dental school, physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and athletic training programs.  Students will also qualify to sit for the National Strength Coaches Association (NSCA) CSCS certification.

Students with a degree in exercise science will be able to pursue careers in the following: PT, OT, AT, exercise physiologist, biomechanist, strength and conditioning coach, sports nutritionist, and sports psychologist.

Thomas More labs incorporate advanced exercise physiology and biomechanics testing equipment with possible research consideration working with our facility on the advancement of human well-being both inside the classroom and out in the community.

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