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Bachelor of Science in Health, Exercise Science Track

The Department of Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences offers an Exercise Science concentration. This concentration culminates in a Bachelor of Science in Health (B.S.H.) degree. Exercise Scientists are health care professionals that utilize knowledge of the human body's adaptive responses to exercise to address an individual's health, fitness, or performance goals.


Exercise Science students who wish to continue their academic studies will benefit from a well-rounded curriculum designed to prepare students for admission into graduate programs in Exercise Physiology or other Health Care professions. Exercise Science curriculum provides a strong foundation for students interested in an advanced degree in one of the Graduate Health Professions such as: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Doctor of Chiropractic (DC), Occupational Therapy (OT), Physician's Assistant (PA), Master of Prosthetics & Orthotics (MPO), Sports Psychology, and Pharmacy.


Exercise Science students who seek employment after receiving the undergraduate degree are successful in 4 distinct areas of employment:

  1. Clinical Exercise Physiology: health care based positions that incorporate exercise testing, prescription, and supervision for a wide spectrum of patients such as cardiac rehabilitation, elderly care, and weight management.
  2. Health and Fitness: develop and implement community or corporate wellness programs, wellness coach, and health and fitness programming.
  3. Human Performance: strength and conditioning coach, performance coach, and athletic exercise testing.
  4. Other Related fields: medical supply reps (pacemakers, artificial joints, medical instruments) and pharmaceutical representatives.

Clinical Education

Bachelor of Science in Health, Exercise Science Track includes an internship component, so it is important to determine State Authorization of Distance Education and if you will be able to do an internship in other states, if desired. Please see the UNF State Authorization Status website for more information and updates. State Authorization of Distance Education is a complex and dynamic environment.

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Contact the Program Director

 M. Ryan Richardson Headshot Circle

M. Ryan Richardson, PhD, MSH, ACSM-EP 

Director, Undergraduate Exercise Science Program, Instructor

Department of Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences

Phone: 904-620-5068


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