Exercise Science | Education and Human Services | SIU

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Exercise Science

Exercise Science – prepares you to manage health and fitness programs in corporate and clinical settings.  It also lays the groundwork for graduate study in physiology, biomechanics and motor behavior, and is becoming the major of choice for those pursuing health professions careers such as occupational health, physical therapy, medicine or even pharmaceutical sales.  About one-third of our exercise science students continue on to health careers.


  • Anatomy
  • Motor Behavior
  • Exercise Physiology,
  • Fitness Assessment
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Biomechanics


  • Exercise Physiology Laboratory
  • Cardiovascular control Laboratory
  • Biomechanics and Integrative Movement Laboratory
  • Student Recreation Center

Achieve - Career Opportunities:

Fitness Fields

  • Corporate Fitness
  • Personal Trainer
  • Health Fitness Director

Clinical Fields

  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Chiropractor
  • Podiatry
  • Exercise Training with cancer survivors