MajorExercise Science

A Bachelor of Arts (BA) 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 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.

Learn how exercise science is the right fit for you.

Exercise Science students performing a test in the Human Performance lab.

Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the exercise science program, you must first be admitted to Wichita State and the College of Applied Studies.

For WSU’s admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Get real-world experience in high-tech research lab

In WSU's Human Performance Lab, you'll get to choose your path. As a student researcher, you'll work alongside faculty and be fully supported as you pursue a project or niche that suits your interests.

As you prepare for a career in exercise science, you'll be continuously exposed to research projects, including opportunities to work within local, state and regional companies. Many students who have come before you have gone on to full-time jobs with those very businesses.


The degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours. 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.

A departmental honors track is also available for this major.


An exercise science degree from Wichita State will equip you with the knowledge, skills and professional connections that’ll prepare you for diverse roles. Graduates work as wellness directors, teachers, cardiology technicians, exercise gerontologist, personal trainers and more.

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