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University of Pittsburgh Bradford    
2022-2023 Bradford Campus Catalog 
  Jun 16, 2024
2022-2023 Bradford Campus Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Exercise Science, BS

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Contact: Dr. Mark Kelley

The Exercise Science major will prepare students to work as a professional in the health and fitness industry and will prepare students to be accepted and successful in a variety of graduate programs in the health care professions. These professions include physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, physician’s assistant and medical doctor. Students will learn how to conduct fitness assessments, evaluate risks factors and health behaviors, develop and implement safe & effective exercise prescriptions. The curriculum will provide a strong science base in anatomy & physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, exercise prescription and assessment and working with special populations.

Total credits required for the major: 65

General Education Program Requirements and Electives- Variable

(See General Education Program  and General Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree  under Academic Policies and Guidelines for further details.)

Please be advised

Please be advised that some programs or courses of study require that students complete rotations, fieldwork, internships/externships and/or teaching assignments at facilities external to the university, while other programs or courses of study may offer voluntary internships or externships at facilities external to the university. Depending on the program or course, such facilities will or may require a criminal background check, an act 33/34 clearance (if applicable), and perhaps a drug screen to determine participant qualification or eligibility. Additionally, in order to become licensed, many states will inquire as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor, a felony, or a felonious or illegal act associated with alcohol and/or substance abuse.

Suggested Course of Study

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