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Exercise Science, B.S., Exercise Physiology Concentration

Prepare to be a credentialed trainer or coach or get the foundational coursework you need for an advanced-level degree program in exercise physiology, kinesiology, physical therapy or occupational therapy.

What You’ll Learn

Beginning with a foundation of New York Tech’s general education curriculum, the Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science degree program progressively introduces courses and experiences that encompass the wider domains of exercise, fitness, health, nutrition, and physical activity.

Our curriculum includes courses in kinesiology, aerobic conditioning, movement analysis, and a survey of athletic injuries. You’ll have access to the clinics, facilities, and resources of our College of Osteopathic Medicine and those of our other health profession majors, as well as internship opportunities with our New York Tech athletic teams. In your final year, you’ll take a capstone that pairs experiential learning and practical experiences at exercise and science-related facilities with a companion research course to help you develop skills in critical thinking, research, and communication.

Career Options

  • Athletic Trainer/Therapist
  • Ergonomist
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Kinesiologist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Physical Therapist
  • Recreation and Sports Director
  • Sports Agent
  • Sports/Fitness Coach
  • Sports Facility Manager
  • Wellness Coordinator

Exceptional experiences.
Outstanding outcomes.






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How You’ll Succeed

As a graduate of our program, you’ll be able to apply scientific, physiological, and psychological concepts related to athletic, exercise, and fitness performance and be prepared to design and implement safe and effective fitness programs for a wide variety of populations.

You’ll also be prepared to take additional certifications by accredited organizations in the field, and/or to apply to graduate programs in exercise physiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or management.

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Top-Tier Ranking

New York Tech is a Top Performer for Social Mobility among regional universities in the North.

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Op-ed: Staying Fit Is More Important Than Ever During the COVID-19 Pandemic

October 06, 2020

Until COVID-19, too many Americans viewed exercise as the ticket to a beach body, not as the first line of defense against deadly diseases, writes Alex Rothstein, M.S., instructor and coordinator for New York Tech’s Exercise Science, B.S. degree program, in an op-ed in Fortune.

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