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Turn your passion for health and exercise into a career

If you are interested in careers involving exercise physiology, physical therapy, health promotion, clinical exercise-related fields, rehabilitation, medicine, biology of exercise, research and academia, or graduate education in health-related fields, consider a major in exercise science at WSU.

Students gain real-world experience in the high-tech Human Performance Lab. As a student, you'll work alongside faculty and be fully supported as you pursue a project or niche that suits your interests.

 
 


Exercise Science Program

The exercise science program at WSU combines quality curriculum, high-tech research facilities and hands-on training in real-world environments. As a graduate, you’ll be well prepared to pursue an advanced degree—and for high-demand careers in a wide range of settings such as health care, the fitness industry and community-based programs.

  • Applied learning opportunities in both the classroom and community
  • Built-in elective hours allow for personalization

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Exercise Science

Program Description

The degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours, with 56 credit hours of courses within the major. You’ll study the natural sciences and human anatomy. Then, you’ll move on to more focused courses such as kinesiology, exercise and sport nutrition—and your required field practicum and internship.

Admission Requirements

 Prospective WSU students:

  1. Please click here to complete the online admission application. There is no additional application for the exercise science program. 

Current WSU students: 

  1. WSU students with a 2.00 GPA can change their major to exercise science through the myWSU portal (Home tab > Student Tools > Change My Major /Minor).

  2. We also encourage you to meet with an academic advisor in the program. To schedule an advising appointment, please contact the College of Applied Studies Advising Center at (316) 978-3300, option 2.

Degree Plans

Please know that these are sample degree plans. If you would like an academic advisor to create a degree plan for you, please contact the College of Applied Studies Advising Center at (316) 978-3300, option 2. 

Cost

Tuition and Fees
Learn more about tuition and fees at Wichita State. 

Tuition Discount Programs
WSU offers tuition discounts for out-of-state students paying nonresident tuition. Find out more about tuition discounts at WSU. 

WSU Merit Scholarships
Students admitted to WSU are automatically considered for merit scholarships. Merit scholarships are awarded to both incoming freshman and transfer students. Learn more about merit scholarships at WSU. 

College of Applied Studies Scholarships
Both prospective and current exercise science majors are eligible for scholarships through the College of Applied Studies. Only one application is necessary to apply for all scholarships available to students in the College of Applied Studies. Complete the College of Applied Studies Scholarship Application.

Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's in Exercise Science

Program Description

The Accelerated 4+1 Bachelor's to Master’s program in Exercise Science is specifically designed to prepare qualified students for graduate level work in Exercise Science through a coordinated accelerated program leading to both a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science and a Master’s of Education in Exercise Science. As a graduate, you’ll be well prepared for high-demand careers in a wide range of settings such as health care, the fitness industry and community-based programs.

Admission Requirements

 Prospective WSU students:

  1. Please click here to complete the online admission application. Students must have a maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA and submit a program application for the Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's degree program. 

Current WSU students: 

  1. Students must have a maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA and submit a program application for the Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's degree program. 

  2. We also encourage you to meet with an academic advisor in the program. To schedule an advising appointment, please contact the College of Applied Studies Advising Center at (316) 978-3300, option 2.

Degree Plans

Degree plans for the Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's degree program are coming soon! 

Cost

Tuition and Fees
Learn more about tuition and fees at Wichita State. 

Tuition Discount Programs
WSU offers tuition discounts for out-of-state students paying nonresident tuition. Find out more about tuition discounts at WSU. 

WSU Merit Scholarships
Students admitted to WSU are automatically considered for merit scholarships. Merit scholarships are awarded to both incoming freshman and transfer students. Learn more about merit scholarships at WSU. 

College of Applied Studies Scholarships
Both prospective and current exercise science majors are eligible for scholarships through the College of Applied Studies. Only one application is necessary to apply for all scholarships available to students in the College of Applied Studies. Complete the College of Applied Studies Scholarship Application.

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Exercise Science

Program Description 

A Master of Education (MEd) in exercise science from Wichita State combines quality curriculum, high-tech research facilities and hands-on training in real-world environments. As a graduate, you’ll be well prepared for high-demand careers, in a wide range of settings, from education and health care to the fitness industry and community-based programs.

Admission Requirements
Admission to the master’s degree program in exercise science requires students to have completed an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution and have a grade point average of at least 2.750 (4.000 system) in all coursework including any postbachelor’s graduate work in accordance with university graduate school admission policy.
Curriculum

The Master of Education (MEd) in exercise science may be earned in one of three ways:

  • Thesis option (34 credit hours)
  • Internship option (36 credit hours)
  • Coursework option (36 credit hours)

The thesis option requires an oral examination. The internship and coursework options require a written comprehensive examination. Internships take place in a wide variety of exercise facilities, health organizations and amateur and professional athletic facilities.

Cost

Tuition and Fees
Learn more about tuition and fees at Wichita State. 

Tuition Discount Programs
WSU offers tuition discounts for out-of-state students paying nonresident tuition. Find out more about tuition discounts at WSU. 

Graduate School Awards
The Graduate School accepts nominations on behalf of Graduate Faculty members for Annual Student Awards. The Graduate School also offers a Part-Time Student Award and other awards based on financial need and other considerations. Learn more about Graduate School awards.

College of Applied Studies Scholarships
Both prospective and current exercise science majors are eligible for scholarships through the College of Applied Studies. Only one application is necessary to apply for all scholarships available to students in the College of Applied Studies. Complete the College of Applied Studies Scholarship Application.

 

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