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University of Pittsburgh    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
 
  Jul 25, 2024
 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Exercise Science, BS


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The Bachelor of Science (BS) program in Exercise Science offers students rigorous training in the application of exercise science for prevention and treatment of chronic diseases and conditions, human performance, and health and well-being. This also prepares students for graduate training or additional training in areas of allied health (e.g., physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant, or other allied health opportunities). The B.S. in Exercise Science is focused on training students to prepare for health-fitness and clinical careers related to exercise science. Specifically, this degree program prepares students for careers in 1) health, fitness, or performance benefits of exercise and physical activity; 2) Health-related careers related to exercise (cardiac rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation, etc; 3) Admission to physical therapist, occupational therapist, physician assistant, or other health-related career programs; 4) Admission to graduate training in exercise science, exercise physiology, public health, or a related field.

General Education Requirements (50-52 Credits)


Communication Skills (9 credits)


Quantitative Reasoning (6-7 credits)


Humanities (9 credits)


  • Literature, 3 credits
  • Music or Art, 3 credits
  • Philosophy/Philosophy of Science, 3 credits

History, Social Science & Public Policy (9 credits)


  • History, 3 credits
  • Social Sciences, 3 credits
  • Public Policy, 3 credits

Exercise Science Requirements (70-73 credits)


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