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With a passion for human health, Taylor’s Exercise Science majors learn how physical activity and proper nutrition can improve holistic health and human performance—mind, body, and soul.
As an Exercise Science major, you will take chemistry, biology, and anatomy and physiology courses to learn how the body adapts acutely and chronically to exercise. Classes in fitness and performance assessment will teach you proper techniques to determine an individual’s health risks and needs and the best exercise prescriptions and nutritional regimes.
But preparation for your career and calling doesn’t stop with classes. Exercise Science majors have access to opportunities for direct patient clinical hours, life-changing study abroad experiences, and research opportunities. With personalized academic guidance from faculty with industry expertise, it’s no wonder our students regularly are accepted into the best PT, OT, and medical graduate programs in the country, with a 99% acceptance rate.
You’ll have many opportunities to work directly with patients and clients through clinical experiences.
This study abroad program in Ecuador provides a full-immersion experience into Latin American culture, the Spanish language, and the beautiful country of Ecuador while taking classes in a major field of study or in general education. You’ll experience a multi-disciplinary semester with a core of Ecuadorian culture and Spanish language study. Departmental courses and practicum experience in the students’ areas of specialization are provided in Biology, Business, Christian Education, and Exercise Science, as well as general education courses in history, literature, and science.Go to Ecuador
Exercise Science majors propose and conduct interdisciplinary research with professional-grade equipment in the Human Performance Laboratory and Eichling Aquatics Wing as well as in our local communities. Students present their research at local and international conferences, such as the annual Experimental Biology conference or the Midwestern American College of Sports Medicine conference.
According to the US Bureau of Labor, employment of exercise physiologists is projected to grow 11 percent from 2019 to 2029. Exercise Science opens up doors to careers in physical therapy, occupational therapy, personal training, coaching, and other health and wellness roles. Taylor’s faculty members will offer guidance and suggested curriculum that match your goals and academic progress.
Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog.
A Taylor liberal arts education will prepare you to live and work in a fast-changing world. It also goes a step further: laying a strong spiritual foundation that cultivates wisdom. You’ll become a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God’s creation.
Jan 31, 2023
Take it to the Hoop will take place on February 4, in the Kesler Student Activities Center from 8 am to 6 pm. The public is welcome to attend and admission is free.Read Article
Nov 10, 2022
Junior Ian Hunt began working with pediatric clients in the Live Well program as a freshman, first presented research at a kinesiology conference as a sophomore, and isn’t slowing down anytime soon.Read Article
Jan 13, 2022
For Taylor Barry ’20, Taylor University was the perfect stepping stone to aid in her wildest dreams of getting accepted into Washington University in Saint Louis, MO, the number one graduate Physical Therapy program in the nation.Read Article
May 12, 2020
At Taylor, we believe that there is much to be learned by going beyond our campus and exploring the world around us.Read Article
Mar 19, 2020
At Taylor, we recognize the importance of maintaining the bodies we’ve been given. Students pursuing Health Sciences degrees can participate in local programs that give them hands-on experiences and do research projects that are presented at national conferences, such as the annual Experimental Biology conference or the Midwestern American College of Sports Medicine regional conference.Read Article
Jul 31, 2019
Jordan Hunsberger (’18) came into Taylor as a declared Exercise Science major, and graduated with his Exercise Science degree and a new ambition to get into medical school.Read Article
May 07, 2019
Taylor University faculty and students have partnered with Marion General Hospital, Upland Health and Diagnostic Center, and local physicians to launch a diabetes prevention program aimed at increasing the health and quality of life in two of the State of Indiana’s most unhealthy counties.Read Article