Exercise Science

Exercise Science

Exploring human movement with the Creator in mind.

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.

"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." Kim Zainea, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

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.

What can I do with a major in Exercise Science?

Exercise Science offers concentrations in the following areas:

In Exercise Science you can prepare for a career that may involve work in a variety of clinical or non-clinical settings. The exercise science graduate is prepared for positions with cardiac rehabilitation programs, corporate and community fitness programs, health clubs, YMCAs and similar fitness related organizations. Related positions include careers in sales or marketing of medical, fitness and sport-oriented equipment.

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.

How can I complete my degree program in four years?

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

4 Year Exercise Science Degree Plan

Where are internships and partnerships available for students in the Exercise Science program?

Completion of six internship credits is required of all exercise science majors. Internship credits can be split up to enable the student to experience multiple areas of interest.  Possible internships include fitness programs, health clubs, hospitals, physical therapy and athletic training facilities.

With a major in Exercise Science, what interesting classes may I take?

You’ll take classes in anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, first aid and injury prevention, motor development, biomechanics, exercise testing and prescription, nutrition, and statistics all culminating in a senior research project and/or internship.

Who can I contact for more information on a major in Exercise Science?


Phil Keith
| Professor of Kinesiology