What will I learn?

Exercise Science is the scientific study of exercise and sport. As a discipline, exercise science is heavily rooted in the physical and life sciences including chemistry, biology, and physics. The field of exercise science involves the study of physical activity and the impact it has on health, fitness, and athletics. Exercise science graduates can choose from careers in university research and teaching facilities, sports medicine clinics, hospital and cardiac rehabilitation centers, public health organizations, corporate fitness centers, health and community fitness clubs, personal training, and athletic coaching.

Students seeking professional employment in athletics, club, community, corporate, or clinical health/fitness settings as well as preparation for graduate education in exercise science would take this major. Program and course competencies are designed to meet American College of Sports Medicine (HFI) and National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCS) outcomes.

Students wanting to enter the exercise science program must first declare pre-exercise science as their major. After successfully completing KINE 252, KINE 270 and a program application, students will then be formally accepted into the exercise science major.

Principles of Academic Program Assessment

  • The goal of assessment is to further a culture of student learning at SVSU; assessment measures are employed to help achieve that goal.
  • The emphasis of assessment is on program evaluation to improve student learning.
  • Departments/Programs define their own program goals and determine how they are to be addressed; the Academic Program Assessment Advisory Board facilitates the process.
  • For assessment to be effective, results of assessment activities must be used to further develop programs.
  • Assessment results are used in decisions regarding resource allocations.

Which department am I in?

College of Health and Human Services

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 124 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$23,599.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

13 January 2020, 31 August 2020


College of Health and Human Services

7400 Bay Road,



48710, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Freshman admission is based on: Your academic performance in high school; Your ACT or SAT results; your leadership, talents, conduct, and extra-curricular activities. We strongly recommend high school students take a rigorous college preparatory curriculum prior to enrolling at SVSU. The primary core includes: 4 years of English; 3 years of mathematics (through second year algebra); 3 years of natural sciences (at least two years of biology, chemistry, or physics); 3 years of social sciences; 2 years of the same foreign language.

For international students

Students must have an Official high school transcript.

English language requirement: TOEFL (iBT) - 61, IELTS - 5.5, PTE - 45, ELS Certificate – 110, Education First – B2

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About this uni

“SVSU’s intimate approach to teaching ensures that students work closely with faculty staff and graduates from around the world”

  • Tuition fees are among the lowest in Michigan
  • Partial scholarships available for international students
  • Over 90 different programs to choose from
  • 95% placement rate for graduates