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 further study of exercise science as well as healthcare professions including medicine, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, and athletic training. Students complete coursework in general education, kinesiology, cognate areas (outside, but supportive of, Exercise Science), with an emphasis on basic science courses.

The curriculum is dedicated to preparing students both professionally and academically for their future career. 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. Requests for transfer will be considered in the fall (October deadline) and spring (February 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. 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.

For more information about academic requirements, admissions standards, and contact information, please see the How to Apply to Undergraduate Programs page and the  Exercise Science Program’s Guidelines and Sample Semester Sequence. Transfer students can also contact Dr. Stephanie Singe (stephanie.m.singe@uconn.edu) about transfer applications.