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Exercise Science, B.S.

College of Arts and Sciences

Do you have a passion for personal health and wellness? Do you have a desire to help others pursue that same sense of well-being? If this quest for health and helping others resonates with you, Indiana Tech will help you cultivate it with our degree in exercise science.

Our curriculum provides an effective mix of classroom knowledge with hands-on experience, utilizing professional tools, to prepare you well for a successful career. Graduates will be ready to enter positions in a variety of fields or continue their pursuit of a graduate degree in physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training and more.

Why choose Indiana Tech?

  • You will work with contemporary tools of the trade in our state-of- the-art exercise science laboratory.
  • You will learn from current exercise science professionals from the start of your very first semester.
  • Once you graduate, you will be prepared to sit for a certification exam from the American College of Sports Medicine or the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
  • You will have several opportunities to attend various professional conferences to start developing their professional network.
  • Indiana Tech fosters an active learning environment, enriched by instructors who possess years of experience in their respective fields.

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2020 Indiana Tech graduate
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Careers in this Degree

Graduates with this degree have pursued careers in the following fields:

  • Corporate wellness
  • Therapy and rehabilitation
  • Fitness and nutrition
  • Professional or collegiate athletics

Job Outlook

Below are some of the potential career opportunities available to graduates with this degree. Additionally, you will find national statistics for average annual salaries and projected job growth, as identified by statistics. Salaries can vary based on the market in which you live and the prior experience you bring to the position.

  • Personal trainer $39,820/year

Job outlook through 2028: 13 percent increase

  • Exercise physiologist $49,270/year

Job outlook through 2028: 10 percent increase

  • Community wellness program director $46,080/year

Job outlook through 2028: 11 percent increase

Warriors in the Workplace

Indiana Tech’s Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science launched in 2016. The program will celebrate its first graduates in 2020.

Internship Opportunities

Indiana Tech students pursuing this degree have interned with:

  • Athletes With Purpose (AWP)
  • Parkview Sports Performance
  • Turnstone
  • Indiana Tech athletic training
  • AnyTime Fitness
  • Indiana Physical Therapy