Exercise Science

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Garden City

Get a high-impact, hands-on education that puts you at the cutting edge of this rapidly growing health field.

Why Earn Your BS in Exercise Science?

This degree opens the door to a variety of health- and fitness-related careers, including as a physical therapist, physician’s assistant, nurse, personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, chiropractor, occupational therapist, medical doctor or researcher.

Why Major in Exercise Science at Adelphi University in New York?

  • Benefit from personal attention in small classes as well as ongoing individualized academic and professional advising.
  • Gain practical experience in state-of-the-art facilities under the supervision of distinguished faculty.
  • Gain access to renowned top-level internships. 
  • Graduate with the tools to launch a successful career in strength and conditioning, exercise leadership, personal training or pre-physical therapy.

What Can You Do with a Degree in Exercise Science?

This degree may open the door to a variety of health and fitness-related careers, ranging from fitness and healthcare to research and education by providing foundational coursework and opportunity to complete advanced education prerequisites.

Here are some exciting options: physical therapist, physician’s assistant, nurse, personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, chiropractor, occupational therapist, wellness coach, health and wellness director, exercise science research scientist and cardiac rehabilitation specialist.

STEM-Designated Badge
This program is STEM-designated offering specialized training in high-demand fields and eligible international students can extend their OPT to 36 months.
90%* * Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2019
of our 2019 exercise science graduates were employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation
Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2019

Exercise Science Tracks and Joint Degree Options

Exercise Science 4+1

Earn two valuable degrees in just five years with the BS/MS in Exercise Science track. Adelphi’s 4+1 pathway provides a fast and affordable road to professional success, whether you’re interested in obtaining a doctorate or launching a career in education or healthcare.

Joint Degrees

Exercise science majors at Adelphi have the opportunity to accelerate their path to a rewarding professional career by completing a joint degree in physical therapy.

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

Apply your classroom knowledge in professional settings. Recent internship opportunities in the New York area have included:

Our Research Labs

Engage with the latest technology for exercise testing in Adelphi’s Human Performance Laboratory. Develop exercise training initiatives and work with clients in our on-site adult fitness center, gaining invaluable experience in testing, programming and interpersonal skill-building.

Adelphi students working in the Human Performance Laboratory.

Program Info

Professors speak to you as a person instead of a number. They want to make sure you really understand the material. This is something I find to be rare and deeply appreciate as it ensures I have the knowledge to accomplish my goals.

Troy Simpson ’20 Exercise Science major

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

Awards & Recognition

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Woodruff Hall 068

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