Exercise Science Bachelor's Degree Overview
Exercise science studies human physical performance. Exercise scientists assist people of all ages in developing and maintaining healthy, productive and satisfying lifestyles. There are many different specialties that can be explored. UT’s exercise science program has a variety of specialties to choose from – biomechanics, health promotion and human performance, exercise physiology, pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy, and pre-physician assistant.
UT's exercise science program has a variety of specialties to choose from — pre-physical therapy, athletic training, biomechanics, clinical and applied physiology, exercise physiology and kinesiotherapy. Students find UT's exercise physiology, applied biomechanics and sports injury research laboratories to be useful resources in studying their special interests.
Students gain real-world experience and earn academic credit through field placements and internships in schools and in local fitness, rehabilitation and hospital settings. They interact with clients while working with outstanding teachers and health professionals. In addition, many exercise science students are involved in a variety of clinical settings to practice and refine their clinical skills, among them UT’s intercollegiate sports teams.
College of Health and Human Services Highlights
- Outstanding labs and facilities - Learn in new, state-of-the-art classroom and lab spaces with equipment that lets you get hands-on to simulate the work you’ll do once you graduate.
- Benefit from on-campus opportunities - Take advantage of the close proximity to UT Medical Center hospital and outpatient services for volunteer experience and clinical rotations. Work in some of the Main Campus clinics to practice your skills and learn while providing direct service to the public. You can even work with the student-athletes in UT's athletics and recreation programs.
- Outstanding faculty - Learn from faculty who are as well-versed in the practice of health sciences as in the theory. They are distinguished researchers and providers who want to teach and mentor you.
- Master's and Ph.D. programs - These upper-level programs attract high-caliber faculty and resources that also benefit our undergraduate students.
Employment opportunities continue to grow with more evidence about the benefits of exercise. Graduates are employed in a variety of health and fitness settings such as hospitals; sports medicine and rehabilitation centers; high schools, colleges and universities with professional sports teams; and various private businesses. Many graduates choose to pursue advanced degrees in specialized areas of exercise science, medicine or allied health.
Exercise Science Bachelor's Degree Curriculum