What will I learn?

In Exercise Science, you can prepare for a career that may involve work in a variety of clinical or non-clinical areas, such as cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, cardiovascular diagnostic testing or general health-fitness settings.

Alternatively, with proper advising, you can prepare for application to graduate programs in exercise physiology, physical therapy, physician assistant, medical or dental school, nursing, pharmacy, or other areas of health care.

Clinical Exercise Science Option

The Clinical Exercise Science option is for students intending to pursue a career in the clinical aspects of exercise science: cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, diagnostic testing, or other related field.​

​Health Fitness Option

The Health Fitness Option is for students intending to pursue a career as a health fitness professional, personal trainer, or strength and conditioning coach.

Note: Students pursuing this option cannot sign the Health Fitness Minor.

Kinesiology Option

The Kinesiology option is a broad-based exercise science option for students interested in pursuing a graduate or professional degree in exercise physiology, kinesiology, physical therapy, physician assistant, occupational therapy, chiropractic, or other allied health field.

Which department am I in?

Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions

Study options

Full Time (120 hours)

Tuition fees
US$18,936.00 per year
Lower Level Tuition (less than 56 credits): USD $18,936 Per Year (24 credits); Upper Level Tuition (56 credits or more): USD $19,560 Per Year (24 credits)
Application deadline

Expected December 2022

Start date

29 August 2022

Venue

Central Michigan University

1200 S Franklin St,

MOUNT PLEASANT,

Michigan,

48859, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Students are required to complete all secondary and post-secondary institutions.

They must demonstrate a proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (minimum score of 550 PBT, 213 CBT, or 79 IBT)
  • International English Language Testing System (minimum score of 6.5)
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (minimum score of 77)
  • Pearson Test of English (minimum score of 53)
  • ELS Language Center Program: Completion of Level 112

Students competing in intercollegiate athletics must submit a qualifying ACT or SAT score to meet NCAA eligibility requirements. Apply by May 15 if you are beginning classes in the fall semester. Apply by October 1 to begin classes in the spring semester.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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