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Studying Exercise Science at Weber State

Weber State’s exercise science emphasis teaches active students who enjoy science how exercise and sports impact your health, while preparing you for health and fitness careers and graduate-level education. Our program is also active in undergraduate student research. 

Exercise Science Highlights

In this program, you can gain practical experience for your career through labs and internships at fitness and clinical sites including physical therapy clinics, wellness programs and more. You can also take basic science courses to prepare for graduate-level education in areas such as physical and occupational therapy, medicine, athletic training and exercise physiology. 

The Exercise Science emphasis will allow you to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for national certifications, including American College of Sports Medicine's Certified Exercise Physiologist, National Strength and Conditioning Association's Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and more. 


Benjamin Keaton

Class of 2017

“The curriculum has been an ideal combination of instruction for knowledge-based competence and practical, hands-on experience. Others students who are considering working in healthcare would hugely benefit from studying in this department.”

What You’ll Learn at Weber

Weber State’s exercise science curriculum covers the science behind a wide range of exercise and sport-related topics. You’ll graduate with knowledge in:

  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Structural kinesiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Clinical exercise physiology
  • Exercise metabolism
  • Fitness assessment and exercise prescription

What You Can Do After Weber

Thanks to the flexibility of the required electives in this emphasis, you have the option to complete prerequisites for graduate school while finishing your degree. Upon graduation, you’ll be ready for graduate studies in exercise science and other health-related fields.

You can also go on to a range of careers, including:

  • Strength and conditioning coach
  • Clinical exercise physiologist
  • Personal trainer
  • Health and nutrition educator
  • Exercise specialist
  • Wellness and weight management director

Career & Salary Outlook

Common careers for exercise science graduates in the U.S. and Utah
Descriptions, job outlook, salary information and more...