Exercise and Sports Science

Exercise Physiology

EXSSMajor in Exercise Physiology, B.S. degree

The field of Exercise Physiology is a dynamic and ever changing profession. UMHB is at the forefront of the profession with outstanding faculty, facilities, and laboratories. Exercise physiology majors can take advantage of active classrooms that regularly utilize our gym, weight room, cardio area, and human performance lab for instruction. UMHB's Exercise Physiology program is also recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association through their ERP program.

Desirable outcomes for the individual expected to result from this emphasis are a greater understanding of human performance from a physiological, anatomical, kinesiological, and functional standpoint. The exercise scientists excel at assessment, prescription, and the physiological basis for physical fitness. In addition, a high level of physical fitness, improved motor skills, greater neuromuscular coordination, personal and group social skills, refined kinesthetic sense, ability to think and to interpret knowledge, and refined and enlarged appreciation for an understanding of activity performance are expected outcomes.

Exercise and Sport Science majors receive the requisite, professional preparation to graduate equipped with the ability to pursue exciting careers from a dynamic sport and fitness industry.

EXSS Career Opportunities:

  • Athletic Director
  • General Manager, Prof. Sports Team
  • Director Publicity
  • Chiropractic Health Club Manager
  • Rehabilitation Therapist
  • Physician
  • Health/Fitness Instructor
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Corporate Fitness Director
  • Marketing Director
  • Sporting Goods Sales
  • Director of Community Relations
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Sports Event Coordinator
  • Intramurals & Recreation
  • Operations Director
  • Sports Nutritionist
  • Director of Media Relations
  • Personal Trainer
  • Sports Information Director
  • Director of Sports Facilities
  • Physical Therapist
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Physical Education Director
  • Wellness Coordinator
  • Fitness Program Coordinator
  • Director Public Relations

A major in Exercise and Sport Science is 39 semester hours consisting of EXSS 2135;2340; 2352; 3107; 3141;3354; 3379; 3390; 3395; 3396;4344; 4350;4392; 4394 and 4398 . Required support courses for this major include BIOL 2440 and 2441. Grades of "C" or better required in all courses in the Exercise Physiology major and the Exercise Science minor.

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Strength in teaching, research, and exercise.