Mercyhurst University Background Image
Image of Mercyhurst University
Bachelor of Science - Exercise Science
Bachelor of Science - Exercise Science

Bachelor of Science - Exercise Science

  • ID:MU100028
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
  • Intake:

Fees (USD)

Estimated Total/program:
Accept letter

Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Students who wish to apply for undergraduate admissions should submit the following:

    • Completed online application

    • Official transcripts (in English)

    • Completed International Student Financial Aid Application (Admissions Portal login needed)

  • If you are transferring from a university located outside of the United States, you are required to provide a certified credit evaluation of your official transcripts using ECE, SpanTran, or WES

English requirements

  • Proof of English Language Proficiency

    • Duolingo: 100+

    • IELTS: 6.5+

    • PTE: 85+

    • TOEFL: 79+

    • TOEFL Essentials: 8.5+

Course Information

Transform your passion for health and fitness into a career as an exercise specialist, an exercise physiologist, a strength coach, a personal trainer, a cardiac rehab specialist or a fitness director. Our curriculum emphasizes multiple aspects of Exercise Science: strength training; injury management; exercise assessment; exercise prescription; exercise physiology; sports nutrition, and; exercise science research. Exercise Science majors acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities to sit for multiple gold-standard professional certifications, depending upon career aspirations to train persons one-on-one or instruct groups of people. Certified professionals develop and implement safe and effective exercise and sport training programs, and modify them to meet the specific goals of clients, patients, athletes, or industry specialists (e.g. police, firefighters, military)..

Program Overview

The Exercise Science curriculum prepares student to sit for, and pass, certification exams from the most recognized authority organizations in the exercise and sport training world today:

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer (ACSM-CPT)

  • ACSM Certified Group Exercise Instructor (ACSM-GEI)

  • ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-EP)

The National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)

  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

  • NSCA Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)

  • NSCA Certified Special Populations Specialist (CSPS)

  • NSCA Tactical Strength & Conditioning Facilitator (TSAC-F)

Students are educated in small classes, receive substantial one-on-one time with faculty, and acquire methodologic expertise using top-of-the-line exercise and assessment equipment. In addition to their didactic training, students also must complete a practical component of the curriculum by accruing 500 total experiential hours (re: observation, work, internship) during their undergraduate years in various clinical, industrial, wellness, fitness, and athletic environments.

More info: Click here

Required Core Courses

  • BIO 240/241: Human Anatomy/Physiology I & Lab (Prerequisite of BIO 120/121 or 130/131 and Elective Courses)

  • BIO 250/251: Human Anatomy/Physiology II & Lab

  • SPMD 162: Intro to Sports Medicine

  • SPMD 205/206: Exercise Assessment I & Lab

  • PMD 370/371: Strength Training and Program Design & Lab

  • SPMD 380/381: Exercise Physiology & Lab

Elective Courses

Students who wish to complete a minor in Exercise Science must choose three additional courses from the Sports Medicine Department offerings. Note: some of these courses may have prerequisite requirements.

See moreSee less

Pre Courses

No Course!
See moreSee less

Pathway Courses

No Course!
See moreSee less

Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

InsuranceFee: 1,999 USD

Same Courses

Close search