Congdon School of Health Sciences
Exercise Science

B.S. Exercise Science

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in exercise science at High Point University prepares students for graduate study in the fields of physical and occupational therapy, physician assistant studies, exercise physiology, biomechanics or wellness. Furthermore, students are prepared to work in commercial fitness, corporate wellness and strength and conditioning.

A Focused Curriculum

The exercise science major is concerned with the many aspects of human movement and its application to physical activity and movement skills. It explores a full continuum of processes and outcomes and is concerned with individuals ranging from young to old, healthy to diseased, and skilled to unskilled.

As an exercise science major, you will be challenged by our courses in:

Biomechanics (BMC) Exercise Physiology (EPY) Health and Wellness
BMC of Injury
Adv. BMC
BMC of Daily Living
Occupational BMC
Adv. EPY
Cellular EPY
Cardiorespiratory EPY
Muscle Physiology
Sociocultural Aspects of Obesity
Physical Activity Epidemiology
Health Behavior Change
Body and Identity

This program of study focuses on exercise and sport science that also encompasses other fields of science such as anatomy, physiology, chemistry, physics, health and nutrition. Majors are also prepared to take certifying examinations offered by the American College of Sports Medicine (ASCM) or the National Strength and Conditioning Association.


The High Point Admissions Office is Located in Wrenn Hall.

Tours are available 7 days a week. Please contact us to schedule your visit.
(800) 345-6993
(336) 841-9216
(336) 888-6382 (fax)

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Exercise Science at HPU