Exercise Science

Earn Your Exercise Science Degree at USF

Earning your degree in Exercise Science is a transformational leadership opportunity. The University of Sioux Falls gives you the chance to earn a distinctive liberal arts degree with a major in Exercise Science from a top Christian university. USF may be located in Sioux Falls, but our commitment to fellowship through better health is much bigger. Choose USF, and see how career plans in Exercise Science blends with a uniquely Christian worldview.

Whether you’re helping people reach their health and fitness goals or coaching a patient recovering from major surgery, you’ll often find yourself in a leadership role. Do you see how the service leadership you’ll learn at USF matters? People won’t just come to you for help. They’ll come to you for growth and guidance. Let your Christian compassion and patience make a difference in the lives of those you meet in your Exercise Science career. Come to USF in Sioux Falls and learn the best ways to present yourself and your expertise in Exercise Science the best way possible – all with the values of a Christian university behind you.

Reasons to Earn Your Exercise Science Degree

On USF’s campus in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, you’ll study with experts and mentors among the Exercise Science faculty. Make the most of your private, Christian education while gaining knowledge and skills valued in a variety of Exercise Science careers:

  • Appreciate the holistic nature of health and wellness
  • Apply exercise physiology and kinesiology to help people maximize their physical performance and health outcomes
  • Assess and adjust health and fitness components and behaviors – using both critical thinking and Exercise Science clinical skills
  • Motivate people to be their best physically, spiritually and otherwise

Exercise Science Degree Options

Major in Exercise Science and choose one of two tracks: the pre-professional track or the health and performance track.

Exercise Science Stories

Exercise Science Careers

Are you asking yourself, "What Exercise Science jobs can I get out of college?" or "What can I do with an Exercise Science degree?"

USF’s Exercise Science graduates find success in top career fields:

Coaches and sports psychologists

Leading athletes of all ages

Health educators

Teaching individuals and communities about better health and wellness, including being a health service manager

Fitness trainers or instructors

Teaching people how to exercise

Occupational therapists

Creating and administering treatment plans to help patients recover day-to-day abilities after injury or illness 

Physical therapists

Creating and administering treatment plans to help patients recover strength and mobility after injury or illness

Healthcare practitioner

Working as a chiropractor or physician assistant 

Exercise Science at USF

Earn your bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from USF, and you’ll have access to these great opportunities.
Salsbury Science Center at USF.
Joseph E. Salsbury Science Center

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Exercise Science Internships

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Campus Life

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Campus Ministries

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