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Health Sciences

College of Education and Professional Studies

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

About our BS in Exercise Science

student testing new health science equipmentOur Exercise Science Major prepares you for jobs in health-related fields, but also for a specialized career in athletic training.

You will learn skills applicable to a variety of professions that focus on the physical and functional abilities of humans. 

Many classes provide hands-on learning through structured laboratories, applied exercise science from studied theory, and internships. 

Why Study Exercise Science at CWU?

A BS in exercise science allows you to work with individuals and communities to better understand health and how the human body works. You will learn about the chemistry and physics of essential body functions, from how molecules behave in cells to how the body’s systems of organs, muscles, and ligaments work together, and apply this information to real people and research.  

Program Highlights

Where is this program offered? 


How much does this program cost?

Find out how much this program costs through the registrar

Careers and Outcomes  

Potential employment is abundant and varied, depending on your own goals. Jobs associated with Exercise Science bachelor's degrees include:  

  • Personal Training, average annual wage: $54,650 
  • Private health-fitness organizations  
  • Non-profit/community activity centers 
  • Institutional recreation centers 
  • Athlete identification and development programs 
  • Corporate health-wellness programs
  • Specialty strength and conditioning coaching 

Portland, Vancouver, Hillsboro area ranked 8th in Top paying metropolitan areas for Exercise Physiologists

If you are interested in continuing your education in a health-related field, find more information about Health Careers 

Degree Information

For information regarding pre-admission requirements, required and elective courses, please reference the 2022-2023 Academic Catalog

To apply, check out our Application Form.

Recommended Academic Plan


EXSC 254

General Ed

BIOL 201

General Ed

NUTR 101

General Ed


EXSC 350 & 350L

General Ed


EXSC 351 & 351L    

General Ed


EXSC 450 & 450L

General Ed



EXSC 371

EXSC 446

EXSC 471

EXSC 455 & 455L

EXSC 480



EXSC 495 A or C


EXSC 495 D


EXSC 490


Contact Information 

Dr. Tim Burnham
Exercise Science Program Director
Office 203-K Extension: x1764

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