Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
Human movement is a science. Exercise science at the University of St. Thomas provides you with the knowledge and tools to examine exercise, physical activity, rehabilitation and nutrition toward the goal of improving human health.
Why Study Exercise Science at St. Thomas?
Our program explores human movement by putting theory into practice. From collaborative research with faculty to clinical and internship experiences, you gain invaluable practical experience with advanced instruments and equipment. Many of our graduates pursue graduate school, as well as careers in physical and occupational therapy, clinical exercise physiology, cardiac rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, athletic training and pharmaceutical sales.
Become an Innovative Leader
Making a Difference
Dr. Adam Korak
Dr. Heather Meeks ‘15
Margaret Miller '19
- Athletic trainer
- Occupational therapist
- Physical therapist
- Clinical exercise physiologist
- Cardiac rehabilitation specialist
- Recreation and fitness specialist
- Pharmaceutical sales representative
- Graduate school – physical therapy, chiropractic, occupational therapy, etc.
Faculty With Real Experience
Dr. Lesley Scibora
Dr. Scibora was a chiropractor before she earned her PhD in kinesiology from the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Brett Bruininks
Dr. Bruininks specializes in exercise physiology and earned his PhD in kinesiology from the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Adam Korak
Dr. Korak earned his PhD in human performance at Middle Tennessee State University, where he specialized in exercise science.
Connect With the Local Community
Addressing Real-World Problems
Surrounded by Passionate Peers
Gain Real-World Perspective
Anatomy and Biomechanics Lab
Improve Human Health
Exercise science students use their knowledge of human movement and the natural sciences to help others work toward a healthier life. Through impactful research with faculty to internships, our students are gaining important skills needed to move our world to a better future.
Take the Next Step
There is more to learn about St. Thomas; including our ranking as a Best Value School by U.S. News & World Report, the many classroom and extracurricular activities that will be part of your student experience and so much more. Schedule a visit to see our beautiful campus or start your application today.