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Exercise Science Major

Exercise science students in the human performance lab with lab coats

The Human Performance and Sport Studies department at Idaho State University offers a baccalaureate degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Exercise Science. In completing the program, candidates will gain skills necessary to obtain a career in the Exercise Science field. 

B.S. Physical Education, with an Exercise Science Emphasis

  • Physical Education Graduation Requirements
  • Physical Education Core (9 credits)
  • Exercise Science Emphasis (77 credits)
    • Objective 1:  Develop foundational knowledge in the basic sciences (42 credits)
    • Objective 2:  Develop specialized knowledge in human movement activities (14 credits)
    • Objective 3:  Acquire skills to assess and analyze human movement (12 credits)
    • Objective 4:  Gain knowledge and skills in cognate exercise disciplines (9 credits)

ISU Catalog, Exercise Science

Exercise Science Program of Study

Exercise Science Prerequisites

Exercise Science Portfolio Requirements

Career Opportunities

  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Sport Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Sport Equipment Analyst
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Biomechanist
  • Athletic Training
  • Kinesiologist
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiovascular Health
  • Adapted Physical Activity
  • Personal Trainer
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Health Club Employee
  • College/University Professor
  • Coach
  • Geriatric Programs
  • Commercial Sport Clubs
  • Youth-Serving Agencies
  • Worksite Health Promotion

Marketable Skills

  • Organization
  • Verbal Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Human Relations
  • Leadership
  • Instructional Skills
  • Motivational Skills
  • Computer-Based Skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Managerial Skills
  • Demonstration Skills
  • First Aid and CPR Certified
  • Sports Injuries - Care and Prevention
  • Knowledge of Health and Wellness
  • Knowledge of Motor Skills Learning
  • Program design and implementation
  • Exercise Assessment and Prescription