Exercise Science Major
Why study Exercise Science at Asbury University?
Relationships with professors, camaraderie with your peers, and numerous opportunities for direct experience are what make your Exercise Science studies at Asbury University unparalleled by big-box institutions. Exercise Science is one of the top three most popular majors in the Science & Health Department, because it offers a wide range of opportunities for graduates.
Big-box schools may have larger departments and bigger budgets, but you do not get better training by being one of hundreds. Graduates from our Exercise Science major have an excellent reputation and many have gone on to be physical therapists, certified personal trainers and professors.
A strength of studying Exercise Science at Asbury is that you can, and will, use all of our equipment in class and for independent research projects. You have access to the Luce Center gym, athletic training and physiology instructional and laboratory facilities.
Instruments include both Cosmed® and IWorx® systems for metabolic analyses, body composition instruments, such as calipers and bio-electrical impedance, goniometers for range of motion analysis, and reaction time instruments.
What is the Exercise Science major like?
As an Exercise Science major, you will be prepared to intern in corporate, commercial, private and clinical based fitness/wellness, and athletic strength and conditioning in high schools, colleges and sports medicine clinics. You will be ready to sit for certification by the leading organizations.
You can expect to take classes like Biology, Human Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology, and Motor Learning and Development. There are two concentrations to choose from within the Exercise Science major:
- Human Performance
What opportunities will I have outside of class?
At Asbury, experienced faculty work with you directly as you prepare to present your research at the annual SEARCH competition and in other conferences across the nation. Some of the research our students have done:
- “Intra and Inter-Class Correlation of Dorsiflexion Measurement” Isabella ’19 Exercise Science
- “Effects of the Schroth Method of Scoliosis Specific Exercise for Adolescents Age 10-25 with Idiopathic Scoliosis: a Cat” Susanna ’18 Pre-Physical Therapy
- “Does Performing a Cool-Down After Eccentric Exercise Decrease Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness in Healthy Adults?” Erin ’18 Exercise Science
What can I do with a degree in Exercise Science?
The increasing emphasis on physical fitness throughout the country has opened new career opportunities for students in Exercise Science and related fields. A major in Exercise Science will prepare you for graduate studies, or careers in exercise science, health, wellness, fitness, sports administration, and facility management.