Online Bachelor’s in Exercise Science

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Channel your interest in health, wellness and fitness into a top professional path.

The online bachelor's in Exercise Science lets you study exercise science, wellness and fitness, plus build a strong foundation in business, marketing, management and more.

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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What is Exercise Science?

Personalized attention

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.

Hands-on experience

Students will have the opportunity to spend a full semester getting hands-on experience in a setting that is aligned with their career goals.

Job growth

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.

Fast Facts

Finish in 3 years

100% of online Bachelor’s degrees in Exercise Science can be completed in three years.




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Justin Barroner


Human Performance and Wellness


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:

  • Fitness centers and spas, including 24 Hour and Lifetime as well as corporate fitness settings
  • High-school coaching or collegiate athletics
  • Professional sports teams, including the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics
  • Hospitals and personal training facilities

The Power of PennWest

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.

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