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Admission criteria for EXS major. Application form for when you are eligible to apply!

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Exercise Science

Our Mission:

offer high quality  courses, instruction, and practical experiences leading to baccalaureate degree in Exercise Science.  Exercise Science provides students with classroom and laboratory experiences concentrating on the applied science of human performance and physical activity.

Our Graduates:

are prepared to be highly successful in pursuing graduate programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, exercise physiology, and athletic training, as well as other health, physical activity, research, and rehabilitative professions. Upon completion of the Exercise Science Program, our students are qualified to work in entry level cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, corporate fitness, and more!

Our Program:

The Exercise Science program consists of 120 hours, 55 of which are from required courses in the major, 38-39 of which are from the university’s colonnade requirements, and 26-27 of which are from pre-professional prerequisites, electives, or minor courses. Areas of study include human nutrition, exercise physiology, applied exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor learning, clinical exercise physiology, basic athletic training, strength & conditioning, measurement & evaluation, and exercise testing & prescription. Practicum and internship experiences are also requirements for this degree.

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Explore the Program

At TOP, students and families connect with the WKU campus community. We provide information sessions with current students, academic advising, and class registration in a welcoming atmosphere during orientation. We are excited you are officially joining the Hilltopper family!

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College Preview Days are dedicated for recently admitted Hilltoppers! When you choose a major within the College of Health and Human Services, you can RSVP to explore campus, attend break-out sessions about potential career opportunities, and meet the program faculty! 


First-Year Students

Living Learning Community

Each semester, LLC members will enroll in two courses together that are required for the Exercise Science major. Students will also live on the same floor of a residence hall with other Exercise Science students and will benefit from peer engagement, faculty mentorship, and experiential learning opportunities.

Members of the LLC will have opportunities to engage with each other, with faculty members, and with other students in the Exercise Science program. Examples of engagement and educational activities include:

  • Guest speakers and discussions on topics in Exercise Science
  • Educational exercise sessions 
  • Pre-registration group advising session 
  • Peer mentoring
  • Faculty meet and greets

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Pre-Exercise Science

Prerequisites for Majoring in Exercise Science

Exercise Science faculty have designed a program that gets the most out of students! However, students must complete certain prerequisite courses before applying for admittance into the program. Many of these requirements overlap with Colonnade and Exercise Science preparatory courses. 

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Exercise Science

Majoring in Exercise Science

Exercise Science is a multidisciplinary study of how the human body moves consequent to its biology, physiology, anatomy, and learning. This major opens the door to many careers that allow you to work to improve the lives of others. 

Major in Exercise Science

Get Involved

Exercise Science Club

Exercise Science majors can get involved, learn from, lead peers, and serve the community and profession well before entering the workforce. Consider getting involved! 

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WKU's Mountain Bike Club invites you to come ride and enjoy adventure with them! For more info, fill out the form available here

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