Exploring the roots of human movement.

Students in the exercise science major complete a rich curriculum with courses addressing anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, measurement and evaluation, exercise prescription, injury prevention, nutrition and field internships. The student will gain a greater appreciation of how God designed the human body for movement.

With personal health and fitness occupying much of our nation's attention, exercise science is an excellent way to tap into a plentiful job market whose goal is the promotion of a healthier nation through exercise and fitness programs.

  • Overview

    Quick Facts

  • Career Opportunities

    In Exercise Science you can prepare for a career that may involve work in a variety of clinical or non-clinical settings. Alternatively, with proper advising, you can prepare for application to graduate programs in Exercise Physiology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training, Physician Assistant, Medicine, Nursing or other areas of health care.

    • Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs
    • Corporate & Community Fitness Programs
    • Health Clubs
    • YMCA & Similar Organizations
    • Careers in Sales or Marketing of Medical, Fitness & Sports-Oriented Equipment

    Degree Completion

    Download a sample degree plan for a major in Exercise Science.

  • Internship Locations

    100% of Cornerstone University's traditional undergraduate students complete an internship experience.

    Exercise science majors have received hands-on, professional training as interns with these organizations:

    • Agility Sports Medicine
    • Fruitport Middle School
    • Inside Out Volleyball
    • Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
    • Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
    • Spring Lake Community Aquatic Center

    Faculty Perspective

    From Kim Zainea, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology: "The kinesiology faculty at Cornerstone is passionate about exploring human movement with the Creator in mind! When one understands that God created our bodies and it is our responsibility to steward them, careers such as personal training, athletic training, physical therapy, teaching physical education and coaching have that much more meaning. These popular careers are being used in today’s culture to assist others with the care of their physical bodies."

Program Courses and Catalog

In addition to completing the university's core curriculum, the Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science degree requires the following classes:

  • BIO-151 General Biology (4 credit hours)
  • BIO-241 Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credit hours)
  • BIO-242 Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credit hours)
  • KIN-341 Anatomical Kinesiology (4 credit hours)
  • Mathematics elective (3-4 credit hours)
  • BIO-347 Introduction to Nutrition (3 credit hours)
  • KIN-211 History and Principles of Kinesiology (3 credit hours)
  • KIN-251 Motor Development and Learning (3 credit hours)
  • KIN-342 Exercise Physiology (3 credit hours)
  • KIN-345 Measurement and Evaluation (3 credit hours)
  • KIN-346 Exercise Testing & Prescriptions (3 credit hours)
  • KIN-362 First Aid and Injury Prevention (3 credit hours)
  • KIN-380 Internship (6 credit hours)
  • KIN-400 Professional Capstone Seminar (2 credit hours)
  • MAT-151 Statistics (3 credit hours)

For course descriptions and graduation requirements, view the 2016-17 Cornerstone University Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

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