Earn a bachelor of science degree or minor in Exercise Physiology. Our program focuses on a foundation of anatomy, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics.
Concentrations such as Fitness Professionals, Physical Therapy, Cancer Care, Graduate Allied Health, and Pre-Med allow you to tailor your degree to your career aspirations.
The 4+3-year Exercise Physiology-to-Doctor of Physical Therapy program is a popular track.
We are one of only 10 CAAHEP-accredited Exercise Science Programs in Pennsylvania, and follow the guidelines of the American College of Sports Medicine.
The 3+2-year Exercise Physiology-to-Master of Science in Cancer Care program allows you to finish both degrees faster without having to reapply.
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Exercise Physiology, B.S. -
Course Catalog Major Requirements
The Saint Francis University Exercise Physiology Program is flexible and allows students to select exercise physiology and non-exercise physiology elective courses to focus their studies based on post-baccalaureate career goals. Electives are available for those interested in the Fitness Wellness Industry, Clinical Exercise Physiology, Physical Therapy (EXPT), or Medicine.
Experiential (AKA "hands-on") learning is an important part of preparing you for a successful career in Exercise Physiology. Here are some of the opportunities you'll have at your fingertips:
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On-campus, state-of-the-art facilities allow students to provide hands-on, supervised exercise interventions to clients. Explore our centers:
Career paths in Exercise Physiology are broad ranging from B.S. to Ph.D. level Exercise Physiologists. BS level often are employed in the fitness industry while MS and PhD levels are in Clinical or Research/Teaching positions.
Exercise Physiology graduates have had successful careers as:
Growth, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Employment by industry source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections program accessed August 26, 2019.
Saint Francis University Exercise Physiology Program has been continuously accredited since January 16, 2014 by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education (CAAHEP).
What is CAAHEP Accreditation?
CAAHEP is the largest programmatic accreditor in the health-sciences field. CAAHEP reviews individual education programs to make sure they meet the standards of the profession. The CAAHEP standards by which these programs are measured have been developed primarily by the professionals involved in each discipline, are approved by each profession, and are intended to reflect required knowledge and skills that a person needs to be able to successfully function within that profession. CAAHEP standards focus on quality outcomes, assuring that educational programs are preparing competent entry-level health care professionals. That means that CAAHEP-accredited programs provide the educational foundation necessary to begin a successful career in many allied health professions. Earning a degree from an accredited program verifies the quality of the educational experience you've received meets the standards of the profession.
Accreditation in the health-related disciplines also serves a very important role for the public. Along with certification and licensure, accreditation helps to assure that health care personnel are well-prepared and qualified. Accreditation also increases and enhances employment opportunities.
Continuing Education = 79%
Total % Placement = 86%
Employed within 1 year = 17%
Continuing Education = 75%
Total % Placement = 88%
A former trainer for the New York Jets, Frank is currently the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at East Carolina University.
“I use what I learned at SFU regularly as a Strength and Conditioning Coach. The Exercise Physiology Program at SFU prepares you for life.”
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