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Exercise Science

Student on bike in Exercise Science program

As people become more health conscious, demand for professionals who can both prevent and rehabilitate injury or disease is expected to increase. In fact, the need for athletic trainers in particular is projected to grow 21 percent from 2014 to 2024 - much faster than the average for all occupations. Exercise Science graduates are trained to assess fitness levels, then design and implement exercise plans for people who may be healthy or who have been compromised by disease or injury.


Employment opportunities for those holding an exercise science degree include work in medical, private, commercial and sports fitness facilities as well as clinical settings such as cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. Other graduates may move on to health-related professional programs or academic research careers.

The Exercise Science Program

Graduates of Exercise Science programs are trained to assess, design, and implement exercise plans for groups and individuals who may be healthy or have diseases or injuries. Exercise scientists may evaluate risk factors, conduct assessments, develop appropriate fitness or treatment plans, and motivate people toward healthy behaviors in a variety of settings. 

Career Opportunities

  • Individual and/or corporate wellness programs
  • Coaching
  • Personal fitness training
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Strength and conditioning programs

For more information

Phone and Email Address
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