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Help others become their strongest and healthiest selves. The exercise science program at UWF prepares you for a career in clinical healthcare, the fitness industry or graduate studies in the health sciences. You will gain hands-on experience in a clinical or training setting and you will learn how exercise improves physical and mental health.

Why Exercise Science at UWF?

Our exercise science program prepares you for a career in clinical healthcare or the fitness industry. It is also excellent preparation for medical school or graduate programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, biomedical research, and college level strength and conditioning coach.

Our program is endorsed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association education recognition program and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. 

With a small student-to-faculty ratio, you will work closely alongside faculty members who have extensive academic and practical experience.

What You Will Learn

You will be immersed in hands-on training in physiology, anatomy, the biomechanics of movement, and clinical exercise testing and prescription using our state of the art laboratories. You will begin to understand the ways in which exercise is not only tied to athletic performance, but also physical and psychological health.

Your senior capstone internship will give you 360 hours of on-the-job experience in a real clinical or training setting. Exercise science majors have completed their capstones at cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation clinics, hospitals, occupational and physical therapy practices, and strength and conditioning facilities.