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Bacholor of Science in
Exercise Science

Exercise Science prepares you for a career in one of the country’s fastest growing industries.

If you enjoy exercise, health, and helping others achieve a better quality of life, exercise science could be the right major for you.

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Be Prepared

Gain a solid foundation in the sciences. With an emphasis in scientific theory and critical thinking, you’ll be ready to enter the workforce or make an easy transition to graduate school.

Attain National Certification

Our program is designed to prepare you to take national certification exams administered by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) or the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Get Real Experience

Our internship guarantee ensures you’ll have the resume and contacts you need to land a job in the field.

National Strength and Conditioning Association

Recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

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Understand Human Movement

In EXS 2775 Kinesiology, you will study human movement from a multiple-disciplinary perspective combining the broad tenets of kinesiology with biomechanical principles. The outcome is a scientific and practical understanding of skeletal muscle action and the internal and external forces involved in human motion.

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Save Time with a 4+1 MBA

At the end of the junior year, all Florida Southern College students are eligible to be considered for early admission to the Florida Southern MBA program.

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Featured Exercise Science Faculty

Dr. Sara Terrell
- Exercise Science Program Director

Often times in my classroom I will encourage students to complete self-evaluations of their respective learning progress by connecting learning outcomes to metacognition principles. The goal of this exercise is to help students move beyond just memorizing content for a test and instead develop awareness, reflection, and personal responsibility for their learning process. Cultivating a classroom environment centered on these aforementioned areas is a humbling task and one I wrestle with every semester. The reward is worth it when students begin to synthesize and apply information at a higher level of thinking, a transferrable skill needed to successfully navigate the dynamic healthcare landscape we live in today.

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Exercise Science Interview

Dr. Sara Terrell and Exercise Science major Stephanie Carillo-Chavez talk with Dion Spires of the BUZZ.

Clubs and More

You can be involved in prestigious organizations, such as Phi Epsilon Kappa, the national professional fraternity for persons pursuing careers in exercise science, physical education, health, recreation, dance, human performance, sports medicine, and sports management.

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Program Details

Available in: 

  • BS
  • Minor


All freshman applicants to Florida Southern Colleges full-time degree programs must submit the following information:


Applying to Florida Southern as a transfer student is easy.

If transferring less than 24 credits, we also need your:

  • Official high school transcript
  • SAT and/or ACT scores

Additional Admission Requirements for Exercise Science

  • Students must be able to obtain transportation to clinical and applied experience sites. In some clinical situations, students may have to complete additional requirements such as, but not limited to: background check, fingerprinting, drug screening, proof of vaccinations, and HIPAA training.

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