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Exercise Science


If you are fascinated by fitness, health and how the human body moves, Husson University’s Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science may be a perfect fit for you. Exercise science majors study human movement, how to assess fitness and health data and how to help people become healthier through the creation and implementation of research-based exercise plans. Graduates of Husson’s exercise science degree program are prepared to pursue careers in athletic training, coaching, personal fitness training, cardiac rehabilitation, physical therapy or other health-related professional programs or academic research careers. 

Program Overview

The B.S. in Exercise Science degree program trains you to assess, design and implement exercise plans for groups and individuals who may be healthy or have diseases or injuries. As a student in this program, you’ll learn about exercise science from expert faculty through courses that emphasize experiential, hands-on learning so you are well prepared to apply your knowledge in the field. Through your exercise science courses, you’ll learn about the science of physical movement, exercise testing and interpretation, sport psychology, training for health and performance, injury and disease management and prevention and much more.  

Upon graduating with an exercise science degree, you’ll be well-prepared to pursue a career in personal and group fitness instruction, athletic training, physical therapy, injury rehabilitation and more. You’ll also be well positioned to pursue graduate school, medical school or a research career.




As an exercise science major, you’ll begin taking exercise science courses alongside general education courses in your first semester at Husson. You’ll take courses in kinesiology, exercise physiology, motor learning in human performance, principles and strength of cardiovascular conditioning and more. You’ll also be able to tailor to your studies through a variety of elective courses.

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Three Things You Need to Know

  1. You’ll learn from expert faculty in courses that emphasize hands-on, experiential learning.
  2. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment in athletic training is projected to grow by 17 percent from 2021 to 2031. This rate is much faster than the average growth rate of all other occupations.
  3. Exercise science is a versatile degree that prepares you for a wide variety of career and academic opportunities.
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Phone and Email Address
Jonathan Houck, PhD Jonathan Houck, PhD
Assistant Professor
228 Beardsley Meeting House
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401
Andrew Moore, MS Andrew Moore, MS
Visiting Instructor
219 Beardsley Meeting House
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401
Myles (Jay) Polsgrove, PhD Myles (Jay) Polsgrove, PhD
Associate Professor and Coordinator of Exercise Science
230 Beardsley Meeting House
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401