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Earn Your Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Human Performance Emphasis

Students will obtain a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science while studying exercise physiology, fitness assessment and behavior modification specific to healthy population groups without disease. They will focus on safe and effective exercise prescriptions for sedentary individuals, exercisers and athletes. The purpose of the degree is to examine how physical activity, nutrition and lifestyle affect health, exercise capacity and optimal sport performance.

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Integrating Faith and Knowledge

Dr. Meredith Bailey loves engaging with students and integrating faith into her role of teaching.

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Dr. Meredith Bailey

What makes an OBU Exercise Science, Human Performance Emphasis degree special?

Our future exercise and sport professionals exemplify Christian principles, approaches and practices. We integrate faith and science throughout study and research. Discussion-style lectures are supported with hands-on training in several exercise science laboratory courses while focusing on the individual. Practicum and internship experiences further develop knowledge, skills and abilities.

What are OBU graduates doing with their Exercise Science, Human Performance Emphasis degrees?

The majority of students pursue careers in personal training, strength and conditioning and athletic coaching. Many obtain professional certifications. Some pursue alternative and/or advanced degrees with specialty training.


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This program is offered through the Division of Exercise Science, Sports and Recreation.

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