Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology

Exercise physiology is ideal for students interested in the science of exercise and nutrition, and its impact on the body. The program includes extensive coursework in anatomy, physiology, chemistry, exercise physiology, and metabolism.

FSU was the first university in the nation to offer an innovative curriculum that combined nutrition and exercise physiology. The degree prepares students for graduate studies in exercise physiology and post-graduate training programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, chiropractic, physician assistant, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.

Students are also prepared for positions as personal trainers and health fitness instructors with hospital-based and corporate fitness programs. Upon graduating, students may be eligible for certification in programs offered through the American College of Sports Medicine.

Combined Bachelor's/Master's Pathway (B.S./M.S.)

Our exercise physiology programs are cutting-edge and fully prepare students to pursue a wide variety of health-related careers. We offer courses that provide a firm foundation in essential scientific methods, technical knowledge, and practical skills.

FSU’s combined bachelor’s/master’s pathways provide academically talented undergraduate students an opportunity to complete both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree.

The exercise physiology combined pathway allows for 11 graduate hours to be shared with, or double-counted toward, an undergraduate degree program. A student enrolled in the pathway will earn the baccalaureate degree upon completion of the undergraduate program and master’s degree upon completion of the pathway.

Only current undergraduate students majoring in exercise physiology at FSU may apply to the combined bachelor’s/master’s pathway.