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Exercise Science BS

An exercise science degree that scientifically addresses issues of health and fitness by focusing on how people can recover from the unhealthy effects of chronic lifestyle diseases and on training athletes to extend and expand their performance.

Program skills

The exercise science program has set the following student goals and learning outcomes: integrate scientific information and research into practice, develop communication skills and professional behaviors for entry into pre-professional practice, develop and deliver information and clinical customer services, demonstrate foundational knowledge of core sciences, and prepare students for successful completion of National Fitness Certification Exams.

Program facilities equipment

Students have access to the NEEDs Lab and the Fitness Lab. The NEEDs Lab is a space that allows students and faculty to approach nutrition education as a design and engineering problem, identifying/mobilizing expert researchers and practitioners in evaluation, statistical analyses, education, nutritional sciences, and health promotion. The Fitness Lab houses state-of-the-art equipment utilized by exercise science students to gain hands-on experience conducting fitness assessments and testing.

Program significant points

  • Students who complete the athletic track are prepared to achieve professional certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Students completing the clinical track are well prepared to take the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Exercise Physiologist exam.


  • Health Care

  • Sports and Leisure

  • Health, Wellness, and Fitness

  • Non-Profit


Outcome Rates*

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

*Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
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Full-time Graduate Study 100.00%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 0%
Full-time Graduate Study 100.00%
Alternative Plans 0%