Earn a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science Degree in AL

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In our Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science degree program, students can open new doors to rewarding careers that focus on human health and wellness. This degree program teaches the skills students will need to enter the workforce or advance in multiple professional fields. Faulkner University offers degree programs online and at campuses in Montgomery, Mobile, Birmingham, and Huntsville, Alabama. We pride ourselves on providing a well-rounded education in a positive, engaging Christian learning environment. Find out more about being an exercise science major and how it can prepare you for the future.

About the Curriculum

Made up of a minimum of 120 hours, our B.S. in Exercise Science program balances classroom instruction and laboratory learning for a well-rounded educational experience. Additionally, students are required to participate in an externship where they'll gain valuable firsthand experience in the field.  Coursework includes:

Core Curriculum (50 hours)

  • Christian Literacy: 18 hours
    • Biblical Worldview I: 3 hours
    • Biblical Worldview II: 3 hours
    • Understanding Biblical Literature: 3 hours
    • Christian Ethics: 3 hours
    • Marriage and Family: 3 hours
    • Christian Cultural Heritage: 3 hours
  • Cultural Heritage Legacy: 9 hours
    • Western Tradition I: 3 hours
    • Western Tradition II: 3 hours
    • American Cultural Heritage: 3 hours
  • Mathematics and Science: 11/12 hours
    • Pre-Calculus Trigonometry: 3 hours
    • Or Calculus I: 4 hours
    • Principles of Biology and Lab: 4 hours
    • General Chemistry I and Lab: 4 hours
  • Information and Communication: 9 hours
    • English Composition I: 3 hours
    • English Composition II: 3 hours
    • EH 2301, EH 2303, or EH2304: 3 hours
  • Personal and Social Literacy: 7 hours
    • Lifetime Fitness: 3 hours
    • Faulkner Foundations: 1 hour
    • Introduction to Psychology: 3 hours

Professional Literacy (58 Hours)

  • Discipline Required Courses: 24 hours
    • Foundations of Physical Education: 3 hours
    • Kinesiology: 3 hours
    • Biomechanics: 3 hours
    • First Aid: 3 hours
    • Motor Learning: 3 hours
    • Exercise Physiology I: 3 hours
    • Exercise Physiology II: 3 hours
    • Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries: 3 hours
  • Departmental Requirements: 34 hours
    • Principles of Biology II/Lab: 3 hours/1 hour
    • Health Nutrition: 3 hours
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab: 4 hours
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology II/Lab: 4 hours
    • General Chemistry/Lab: 3 hours/1 hour
    • General Chemistry II/Lab: 3 hours/1 hour
    • University Physics I or PHY 1371 Gen Phys: 3 hours
    • University Physics I lab or PHY 1171 Lab: 1 hour
    • Sports Psychology: 3 hours
    • Exercise Science Internship: 4 hours

General Electives (12 hours)

  • Suggested for pre-physical therapy:
    • Microbiology and Lab: 4 hours
    • University Physics II and Lab: 4 hours
    • Upper-division biology or chemistry: 4 hours

Learning at Faulkner University

At Faulkner University, a foundation in the Christian faith is at the heart of every program. Each program is guided by our commitment to the university's Christian heritage while simultaneously teaching students how to think critically in their areas of expertise and apply what they learn in the classroom to the field. Our B.S. in Exercise Science degree program is designed to prepare students for a career or graduate work in related fields. Some of the paths our students have taken include:

  • Fitness and athletic training
  • Coaching
  • Physical therapy
  • Allied health-related fields

Our institution offers more than 70 degree programs, including 15 graduate degrees and seven online degree programs. With smaller class sizes and a dedicated team of faculty, our students can receive the individualized attention they need to shape a future that's aligned with their goals.

Earn Your Exercise Science Degree at Faulkner University

Take the first step — discover what a B.S. in Exercise Science from Faulkner University can do for your future. Apply to be a student online or at one of our campuses in Montgomery, Birmingham, Mobile, or Huntsville, AL, or request more information about this program today.