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About the Exercise Science Comprehensive Degree Program

On Campus

Exercise Science is a truly versatile degree that can provide a strong academic background for a wide variety of jobs, fitness-related careers, certifications, and great preparation for entry into a graduate or professional healthcare degree program. It’s definitely one of the most interesting, diverse, fun and useful undergraduate majors out there – however, graduation is usually just the beginning.

The Exercise Science Comprehensive major is designed for University of Nebraska Kearney students who want to be fitness, nutrition and wellness professionals (fitness instructors, strength and conditioning coaches, nutrition educators, corporate wellness coordinators), as well as rehabilitation professionals (athletic trainer, chiropractor, cardiac rehab, exercise physiologist, physical or occupational therapist) or medical professionals (nurse, medical assistant, physician assistant).

Courses include anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, health promotion, nutrition, fitness evaluation, strength program design and research design. Courses are held in the state-of-the-art Physical Activity and Wellness Laboratory that is over 7,000 square feet of academic, research and faculty space including a demonstration kitchen and private exercise room. Students may choose to apply to be part of the undergraduate research fellows program and work with one of five exercise science faculty to experience research in exercise science.

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79% of students found employment in the field or attended graduate school in Exercise Science

Based on internal survey data

Exercise Science Comprehensive Program at a Glance


Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to bet36365体育.

Degree Received

Exercise Science Comprehensive, Bachelor of Science


Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

What can you do with an Exercise Science Comprehensive Degree

Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Exercise Science Comprehensive graduates work for.


  • Fitness Instructors
  • Strength and Conditioning coach
  • Health Promotion
  • Nutrition Educators
  • Corporate Wellness Coordinators
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Chiropractor
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Physical or Occupational Therapist
  • Nurse or Medical Assistant

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