Illinois State’s nationally recognized Exercise Science major studies the science of movement. Our well-equipped labs give students practical experience in exercise physiology, biomechanics, and the psychology of physical activity. The major prepares students for certification by organizations such as the American College of Sports Medicine.
Why Study Exercise Science?
Exercise Science covers a diverse range of topics related to human movement, such as:
The way different movements and fitness programs affect the body and its ability to exercise
How different forces can apply to sports performance, injury prevention, and rehabilitation
Improving and maintaining people’s motivation for exercise
The various impacts of psychological factors on youth sports, elite performance, burnout, team cohesion, and coaching and leadership behaviors
Understanding the reasons why people move and how they get better movement skills
Students also have their pick in a variety of careers and professional options.
Allied Health Options
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Corporate, commercial, and clinical fitness and wellness