Students majoring in exercise science graduate with a well-rounded appreciation of the field and are poised to go on to careers in multiple areas or go on to graduate programs. Our students are advised and mentored by experienced faculty who are known on a regional, national and international level. Our faculty publish in prominent exercise and medical journals and students have the opportunity to participate in research projects, across many interest areas, at the undergraduate level. We welcome you to contact one of our faculty or request more information.
A: Student majoring in Exercise Science are successful find success in many fields upon graduation. There are a number of career options that do not require a degree beyond a bachelors. Popular careers include corporate fitness and wellness, strength and conditioning or cardiac rehabilitation. However, the majority of students do pursue some type of post-graduate education. Options include continuing on to advanced degrees in clinical fields such as Physical or Occupational Therapy, Orthotics and Prosthetics, Chiropractic or even Medical School. Graduate options are also available to continue studies in the field of exercise science. Our students have pursued masters and doctorate degrees at schools such as Michigan State University, Texas Women's University, the University of Massachusetts, University of Toledo and the University of Alabama.
A: Entry into any physical therapy program is largely dependent on academic performance regardless of major. However, recent data suggests that the highest numbers of admitted students into physical therapy programs matriculate from Exercise Science programs (or programs of a similar nature).
Freshman entering Bowling Green State University and majoring in Exercise Science are advised through the College of Education and Human Development’s Student Academic Services office. Our students work with Bethany DeLong, who works closely with the faculty mentors in the program. After their freshman year, students are assigned a faculty advisor in the exercise science program and will work with them as they prepare for field experiences and graduation. Students in the major, past the freshman year, are also expected to attend group advising sessions in both the Fall and Spring semesters to guide course selection and to ensure timeliness in degree completion.