Exercise Science Concentration (B.S.) Overview

Exercise Science (B.S.) Overview 

The Exercise Science (BS) major provides a comprehensive understanding of exercise, human performance, and healthy living. This major prepares graduates for careers in strength and conditioning, sports performance, health and fitness promotion, sports medicine and wellness centers, rehabilitation facilities and clinical research programs. Many of our graduates will continue their education with advanced degrees in exercise science, nutrition and public health as well as healthcare professions including medicine, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, and athletic training.

The curriculum is dedicated to preparing students both professionally and academically for their future career. Students complete coursework in general education, kinesiology, cognate areas (outside, but supportive of, Exercise Science), with an emphasis on basic science courses. A high degree of excellence is expected in all aspects of career development, including practical and academic success.

Incoming Freshman students are directly admitted to the Exercise Science program. Admission is highly competitive; students with strong math and science preparation will be given preference.

Students are eligible to transfer into exercise science on a space available basis. Applications for transfer will be considered in the fall (October 1 deadline) and spring (February 1 deadline) semester each year. Successful candidates typically have a cumulative GPA above 3.0, and have competitive grades (B or higher) in Biological and Physical Science prerequisite courses. Information about the undergraduate application process and requirements can be found on the How to Apply to Undergraduate Programs page.

We encourage you to fully explore the details of each program through this website and read more about the individual professors and their research. Students should review the Guidelines and Sample Semester Sequence for specific courses required by the program.

After successful admission, academic advisors may be able to help students find positions at a variety of sites, including clinics, health clubs, youth sport teams, the Human Performance Laboratory, and the Division of Athletics.

The Department of Kinesiology strongly encourages applicants from underrepresented minority groups.

Who should I contact with additional questions?

Please contact Allison MacKenzie (allison.mackenzie@uconn.edu) if you have any questions related to our undergraduate program or Dr. Stephanie Singe (stephanie.m.singe@uconn.edu) for the application process within the Department of Kinesiology.