Do you have a burning desire to turn fitness into a career? Can you see yourself helping others regain their strength after an accident or illness, or improve their overall health and wellness? Perhaps there’s a career for you as a physical therapist, occupational therapist, personal or athletic trainer, strength and conditioning coach, or exercise physiologist.
The accredited Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from PennWest Global Online lets students study exercise science, wellness and fitness, and build a strong foundation in business, marketing and management.
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Small class sizes means professors know students by name and will serve as mentors as students develop the knowledge and skills to plan and implement exercise, health and wellness programs for a variety of populations.
Students will have the opportunity to spend a full semester—600 hours—getting hands-on experience in a setting that is aligned with their career goals.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that jobs for physical therapists, exercise physiologists, fitness trainers and instructors will grow faster than most occupations between now and 2026.
100% of online Bachelor’s degrees in Exercise Science can be completed in three years.
This concentration is well-rounded, focusing on professional development, preventative healthcare and top-quality fitness education. The program also emphasizes leadership development and sharpening business skills. Students will not only learn theory, but practical applications in our health and fitness computer laboratory and state-of-the-art exercise science laboratory. The B.S. in Exercise Science provides the skills you need to qualify for certifications, such as:
Graduates from the program will be more than ready to enter the workforce or enhance their career by pursuing a graduate or professional degree.
Alumni have gone on to graduate education or have found positions in Pennsylvania and nationally in:
PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.