Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science

Small classes ensure that you will work closely with faculty in the classroom and the lab to gain a strong foundation in human anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, kinesiology, therapeutic exercise, nutrition, fitness and health. 

Hands-On Experience

Baker students learn in small classes taught by full professors. You will gain knowledge inside the classroom and then learn how the subject matter is applied outside the classroom through guest speakers, group projects, trips and practical experience.

  • Conduct fitness assessments on Baker students, faculty and staff, then discuss results and recommend steps for reaching their goals.
  • Assist in faculty research and conduct independent-study projects.
  • Train on the equipment you will use in the field or in graduate school.
  • Participate in internships and clinical experience.

Full-Semester Clinical Experience

Gain real-world experience through a semester of clinical experience. Recent clinicals have taken place at local hospitals, physical therapy clinics, fitness centers, public schools and universities.

  • It is such a great feeling to use what I have learned in my classes on the patients I work with and actually get significant results that make such a huge difference in their lives. 
    —Austin, 2013, Brandon Woods at Alvamar Senior Living, Occupational Services
  • Classes like Kinesiology really help me take what I learned about the functional movements of the body and apply it into CrossFit coaching. 
    —Kianie, 2013, CrossFit Lawrence

Preparation for Graduate School

The combination of classroom work and practical experience prepares Baker exercise science majors for the following graduate programs:

  • Exercise science
  • Athletic training
  • Biomechanics
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy

Preparation for a Career

Exercise science majors find employment in public organizations, private businesses and corporations and health care organizations in the following fields:

  • Sport performance
  • Health education
  • Fitness and wellness