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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.

Blayne Morris-Kato

Class of 2019

"The courses taught through the Exercise Science program have become the foundation to preparing myself for a graduate-level education in physical therapy. The integration of classroom learning, hands-on lab activities and research opportunities is ideal for students who wish to pursue a career as an exercise science professional or further their education in a variety of different health science fields." 

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

  • Matt Denning

    “To me, exercise science uses a cellular-to-whole-body approach to explain what makes us who we are and how we do the things we do. If studying most aspects of the human body seems fascinating and intriguing, exercise science is the right program for you.”
  • Molly Smith

    “Exercise science is primarily interested in the study of the nutritional, physiological, psychological and functional adaptations to physical activity, exercise and sport.”