Bachelor's to Master'sExercise Science

The dual / 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.

Learn how exercise science is the right fit for you.

Exercise Science student 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 considered for admission to the Accelerated 4+1 program, the following must be satisfied:

  • An undergraduate GPA of 2.750 overall;
  • Completion of at least 60 credit hours of undergraduate study (junior standing);
  • Currently hold and maintain a nationally accredited CPR / AED certification; and
  • Completion of HPS prerequisite courses for the master's program.

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.


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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