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Exercise Science

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Tiffany Cokkinias
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Belmont University’s Exercise Science Program is designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in exercise-related fields over the course of four years. Belmont’s experienced faculty provide a supportive learning environment every step of the way—and a student-run Exercise Science Club on campus provides opportunities for out-of-class engagement and learning.

Study Exercise Science at Belmont

There are many reasons why Belmont should be your first choice to pursue a career in exercise science. With hands-on opportunities for services, students will find countless opportunities to learn necessary skills while getting involved in the community.

  • Professional Preparedness
    Explore a variety of professional pathways including preparation for graduate programs or careers in the rehabilitation, health, fitness, recreation, sport performance, or wellness industries.
  • Leadership Opportunities
    Small, hands-on classes provide opportunities to develop leadership skills for fitness or wellness programming and implementation.
  • Interprofessional Collaboration
    Housed within a college with graduate programs in physical therapy and occupational therapy, our students participate in exciting practice and research.
  • Internships in Nashville
    Abundant opportunities exist to pursue off-campus internships in Nashville, a city known as the “health care industry capital of the US,” and home to four professional sports teams.
  • Nationally Recognized Certifications
    Preparation for nationally recognized certifications through the American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association and Functional Range Systems enhances our graduates’ marketability.

Plan Of Study for Majors

1st Year
  • General Education course requirements begin
  • Foundations of Exercise Science (an introduction to the study of Exercise Science)
2nd Year
  • General Education course requirements continue
  • Exercise Science courses continue
3rd Year
  • General Education course requirements continue
  • Exercise Science courses continue
  • Minor courses begin
4th Year
  • General Education, Exercise Science and Minor course requirements completed
  • Working internship completed

Transfer students will be advised on an individual plan to complete the program in a timely manner. 

Certifications can be obtained upon graduation (American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association, Functional Range Systems, American Council on Exercise).

Available Exercise Science Minors

The Department of Exercise Science currently offers minors in Sport Medicine, Nutrition, and Strength & Conditioning (for Exercise Science majors and non-Exercise Science Majors).