Exercise Science Department

Exercise science is a scientific program of study that focuses on the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, human movement, and applications to exercise and therapeutic rehabilitation. Examples of coursework include instruction in clinical exercise physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, fitness assessment and exercise prescription, energy sources, and strength and conditioning.

Exercise science prepares qualified professionals for employment in health and fitness centers, hospital-based health and wellness programs, corporate based health and wellness programs, cardiac rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, and allied health areas. Additionally, the program prepares students for advanced study in related fields such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, medicine, and chiropractic medicine.

Students must meet the minimum criteria listed below.

  • Admission to Lindenwood University.
  • Declaration of exercise science as a major.
  • C or better on all prerequisites and core content courses.

Notes: Students must be within 12 credit hours of graduation to register for an internship and must have completed EXS 41000 prior to enrolling in HFS 45000 Internship.

Early Access

Students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher may take up to seven semester hours at the graduate level during the last 12 credits of their undergraduate degree program. These hours will count toward the Master of Science in Health Sciences but not toward the bachelor’s degree. The early access option requires that the student be enrolled in at least 12 semester hours of undergraduate classes while he or she is taking health sciences courses under this option. Students in the early access program must maintain a 3.0 in all master’s credits.