Exercise Science

Explore the biomechanical, neuromuscular, physiological, and psychological responses to exercise.

Our program will provide you with the strong science foundation necessary for a career in the Exercise Science field. The major combines foundational courses with a large number of electives that allow you to customize your degree to your interests. Student can choose to focus their experience on a particular area within Exercise Science by selecting one of three concentrations: medical sciences, sport sciences, or strength and conditioning for performance and wellness. 

Classes within our program emphasize current research as well as its practical application. Students can apply their knowledge through work in several on campus clinics and labs, as well as off campus fieldwork or internship opportunities. Our professors often collaborate with students in research projects, and many students go on to present their work at professional conferences sponsored by organizations like the American College of Sports Medicine. 


Personalize your experience by selecting one of the following concentrations:

Our Graduates

Graduates are ready for direct job entry or more specialized schooling, depending upon their interests. Our alumni hold jobs in areas such as fitness management, fitness journalism, prosthetics, nutrition, pharmaceutical or medical equipment sales, coaching, or mind-body studies. Ithaca College's Exercise Science graduates can be found teaching at the University of North Carolina, providing research assistance for the U.S. Olympic training center in Colorado, and working in private practice in osteopathic medicine! The Exercise Science degree also provides a strong springboard for further clinical study in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, or physical therapy.

Exercise Science in Action