Earn a B.S. in exercise science at Marian University

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Exercise Science

Why study exercise science at Marian?

Our bachelor's program in exercise science is designed to prepare you for careers in areas of physical activity--to help athletes become better athletes, help those injured to safely return to activity, and to research new approaches to exercise and physical activity.

You will explore a variety of career and professional practice paths that lead to becoming an exercise scientist. If you know that you want to pursue graduate study in a master's or doctoral program, we can help you choose specific elective courses that will help you succeed.

What are your career paths?

  • Personal trainer
  • Exercise specialist
  • Rehabilitation specialist
  • Corporate Wellness
  • Fitness Director
  • Athletic Director
  • Occupational Therapist*
  • Physical Therapist*
  • Athletic Trainer*
  • Exercise Physiology**

* Advanced professional degree required
** Advanced graduate (M.S. or Ph.D.) required

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Program at a Glance

  • Program Credit Hours

    128-129 credit hours
    • General Education: 44-52
    • Major/Concentration: 48-49
    • Electives: 12
  • Standard Completion Time

    4 years
  • Accreditation


For admission information

Office of Undergraduate Admission
317.955.6300 or 800.772.7264

For program specifics

Dr. Loren A. Bertocci
Director, Program in Exercise and Sports Science
(317) 955-6345

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