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BS in Exercise Science

Help others with an exercise science degree

The Bachelor of Science in exercise science degree at Trine University emphasizes an in-depth understanding of the human body, injuries, illnesses, and how to maximize human performance. Approximately 70% of our graduates pursue graduate school in physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training or related fields.

The degree: Topics in health and human performance

Coursework in the Bachelor of Science in exercise science includes topics such as nutrition, health, wellness and human performance. If you are interested in athletic training or physical therapy, keep in mind these fields require a graduate degree. Trine’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program offers a direct entry option for exercise science graduates.

The Bachelor of Science in exercise science program is part of Trine University's Center for Sports Studies.

The experience: Internships and professional connections

The Bachelor of Science in exercise science features a global health study abroad trip, offered every two years, as well as undergraduate capstone projects and internship placement on a national scale. Trine's affiliation with the American College of Sports Medicine and the Health Science Student Association further enhances professional connections through conference attendance and engagement with professionals in the field.

You will become immersed in community projects including the “Therapeutic Twinges Water Program” or "Active Science," helping you apply exercise technology to improve mobility and physical activity. Internships include Chula Vista, California, at the Olympic Training Center; Indiana Physical Therapy Centers; and AWP/Athletes with Purpose in Sports Performance helping with the NFL Combine Training Program for top college draft picks.

The result: Excel in a variety of careers

Graduates succeed in physical therapy, athletic training and sports performance careers, with salaries ranging from $45,000 to $65,000. Careers in health-related fields are on the rise due to the increase in the senior population and life expectancy.

Exercise Science
Exercise Science news

The exercise science program within Trine University’s Rinker-Ross School of Health Sciences continues to see growth in success and outcomes, with an increased number of graduates from the Class of 2020 accepted into graduate school. Read more

2020 Exercise Science Senior Salute

Additional Information

These are just a few internships our students have held recently:

  • Olympic Training Center
  • Acceleration Indiana
  • Ball State University
  • AWP - Athletes With Purpose
  • Mott's Children's Hospital
  • Parkview Hospital
  • Univertical

The career possibilities for graduates with a Bachelor of Science in exercise science degree include:

  • Physical Therapist
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Wellness Director
  • Recreation Leader
  • Corporate Fitness Centers
  • Health and Fitness Clubs
  • Park and Recreation Department
Information about tuition can be found at Cost and Investment.