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Western Kentucky University

Exercise Science

The primary mission of the Exercise Science program is to 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 highly successful in pursuing graduate programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, master's of kinesiology, 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, strengthand conditioning, corporate fitness, and more!


The Exercise Science program consists of 120 hours, 55 of which are from required courses in the major and 46 of which are from the University’s colonnade requirements. 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.


Program Specialist
Kristeen Owens
1060 Smith Stadium
Phone: 270 - 745-3153
Program Coordinator
Mark Schafer, Ph.D., CES, CSCS
1059 Smith Stadium
1906 College Heights Blvd.  #11089
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1089
Phone:  270-745-5857
Fax:  270-745-6043






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In 2008, 41 students and guests traveled to China for a study abroad project centered around Chinese history and culture as well as the Beijing Olympics.

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 Last Modified 8/25/15