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Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science at KU

The bachelor's degree in Exercise Science at the University of Kansas provides students with a thorough understanding of the human body and prepares them to work in health-related professional fields. The program's coursework focuses on varying areas including: physiology of exercise, motor control, biomechanics, and rehabilitative exercise. Students are also able to complete an approved hands-on internship experience, or choose to pursue a program track full of approve elective courses in place of the internship. The exercise science program prepares students for a variety of career paths after graduation, including medical school. Specifically, the program is naturally fitted with most physical therapy programs.

The bachelor's degree in exercise science is a professional program that requires a secondary admission process once a student is enrolled at KU. This professional program is competitive and only admits a limited number of KU students each semester.

Benefits of the program include:

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities - Exercise Science students can gain access to study in the Osness Human Performance Laboratories in Robinson Center. 
  • Program Reputation - KU’s bachelor's degree in Exercise Science is offered through the KU School of Education, which recently ranked 8th in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Public Education Schools.
  • Two campus locations - The bachelor's degree in Exercise Science at KU is offered to students in both Lawrence and at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park.
  • Preparation for Physical Therapy School - Coursework meets prerequisites requirements for the KU Medical Center Physical Therapy program.  

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This program is also available at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park! Learn more»
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