Exercise Science Major
Running the Path That’s Right for You
With a passion for exercise and nutrition, Taylor’s Exercise Science majors learn how physical activity and proper nutrition can improve physical, emotional, and psychological health and performance.
As an Exercise Science major, you will take chemistry, biology, and anatomy and physiology courses to learn how the body functions before, during, and after exercise. Classes in fitness and performance assessment will teach you proper techniques to determine an individual’s health needs and the best exercise prescriptions and nutritional regimes.
Training for Life’s Marathon
Exercise Science majors have the opportunity to propose and conduct interdisciplinary research with the professional-grade equipment in the Human Performance Laboratory and Eichling Aquatics Wing. Students can present their research at national conferences, such as the annual Experimental Biology conference or the Midwestern American College of Sports Medicine regional conference.
Contact a professor to learn more about Taylor University’s Kinesiology programs.
Exercise Science Concentrations
Every Exercise Science major chooses one of two tracts:
- Pre-Allied Health
Are you planning for a medical career? Dive into the medical applications of human physiology, exercise, and nutrition while preparing for graduate school or post-graduate careers in an allied health field. Students in this track will gain hands-on diabetes prevention experiences on campus and cardiac rehabilitation training with local hospitals.
- Health Science and Human Performance
Do you want to help others maintain healthy lifestyles? Focus on the physical aspect of exercise science by studying exercise techniques, physical wellness, nutritional therapy, pharmacotherapy, and physical fitness. You can put your skills to the test by training adults in the Fit into Health fitness program or leading fitness classes for senior citizens through our Life Independent through Exercise program.
Exercise Science Curriculum & Degree Options
Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog here.
Dr. Matt Renfrow, Department Co-Chair & Professor of Kinesiology
Dr. Brandon Dykstra, Department Co-Chair & Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
Sonya Martinez, Kinesiology Program Assistant