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Studying Exercise & Sport Science at Weber State

Weber State’s exercise and sport science program teaches active, health-conscious students the skills needed to help others maintain and enhance their fitness and well-being.

Exercise & Sport Science Highlights

While earning your exercise and sport science degree, you can take classes to become a certified wellness coach to work one-on-one with clients to improve their lives. Graduates qualify for several different national certifications including, but not limited to, ACE, ACSM, NSCA and NASM. 

Beyond the Classroom

Gain real-world experience in internships with fitness and recreation centers, sports programs,
rehabilitation clinics and more.

Nathan Jones 

Class of 2022

"Along with all the knowledge and skills I gained, my professors worked hard to help me succeed and created opportunities to do research with them, and even got me published." 

What You’ll Learn at Weber

Weber State’s exercise and sport science
program offers two tracks:

  • Exercise science: You’ll learn about anatomy, physiology, structural kinesiology, biomechanics and clinical physiology, while also learning fitness skills and the science behind exercise, metabolism and overall wellness.
  • Fitness professional: You’ll learn about anatomy, physiology, fitness assessment, nutrition and how to implement successful exercise and fitness programs for clients, while developing skills in activities like aerobics or weightlifting.

What You Can Do After Weber

Weber State’s exercise and sport science graduates go on to graduate studies in
health-related fields and/or a wide range of careers, such as:

  • Group exercise and fitness instructor
  • Personal trainer
  • High performance trainer
  • Strength and conditioning coach
  • Health and nutrition educator
  • Facility/program manager
  • Wellness and weight management director
  • Activity coordinator
  • Fitness sales representative
  • Clinical exercise physiologist

Career & Salary Outlook

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


Faculty Perspective


Exercise science is fascinating because, in addition to understanding how your body systems function in everyday life from a physiological perspective, you must also understand how these systems change and adapt to different exercise stressors.

Bryan Dowdell


Studying exercise science allows us to appreciate how the human body interacts with the environment both biomechanically and physiologically. This understanding not only helps athletes to perform better, but it also helps coaches and clinicians to identify effective exercise prescriptions and treatments.

Saori Hanaki