B.S. Exercise Science

An action-packed degree

Exercise science is the study of human health, wellness, and movement.

In this program, you’ll develop foundational knowledge of kinesiology, fitness, biomechanics, exercise physiology, nutrition, and more. You’ll explore the boundaries of what the human body can do through research, internships, and hands-on field experiences.

Studying exercise science will launch you into high-demand, entry-level careers in the health and fitness fields. You can also choose to continue your education in a graduate or professional program. You’ll have the foundational knowledge and hands-on experiences to apply to programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine, or other health-related degrees.

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What jobs can you land after graduating?

  • Athletic coordinator
  • Cardiopulmonary rehab specialist
  • Clinical exercise physiologist
  • Coach
  • Corporate wellness specialist
  • Exercise specialist
  • Group fitness instructor
  • Fitness director
  • Fitness and performance coach
  • Health and wellness coach
  • Health educator
  • Medical sales representative
  • Medical scribe
  • Patient service specialist
  • Personal trainer
  • Physical activity director
  • Physical therapy technician
  • Registered behavioral technician
  • Rehabilitation technician
  • Research assistant or fellow
  • Research specialist
  • Sports performance trainer
  • Strength and conditioning coach
  • Teaching sports professional
Madison Fry

I am glad I chose IU Indianapolis because it has given me a great opportunity to work in research. I have gained valuable research skills that will help me in my graduate school and professional journey.

Madison Fry, Exercise Science Student

$55 K annual mean wage of exercise physiologists in the U.S., 2023

9%expected growth rate of exercise physiologists from 2021 to 2031

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You want a degree that moves you.
A degree that immerses you into your field of study with research, internships, and real-life hands-on experience.
Service learning that allows you to connect what you learn in the classroom to the communities you serve.
With an exercise science major from the School of Health & Human Sciences at IUPUI, you'll explore the boundaries of what the human body can do through the study of human health, wellness, and movement.
Our program will arm you with the knowledge and skills to kick-start your career in health, fitness, or sports.
Develop a science-based understanding of exercise fitness, kinesiology, biomechanics, physiology, and more.
Advance into graduate or professional schools on your way to becoming physical therapists, athletic trainers, exercise physiologists, physician assistants, and occupational therapists.
And with Indianapolis as your classroom, you'll be within walking distance of professional sports teams,
world-class facilities, hospitals, and opportunities to connect with industry leaders.
This is a degree that moves and inspires others to live well.