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Exercise Science

B.S. in Exercise Science

The Exercise Science Program of study prepares individuals for careers in preventive and rehabilitative exercise and wellness programs in settings such as hospitals, government agencies, and fitness and corporate wellness centers. Some students pursue graduate or professional degrees in such allied health areas as physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine, exercise science, physiology and biomedical sciences. The Exercise Science program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine.

Undergraduate Program Director

Laura C. Hill

Laura C. Hill

    Master Lecturer
    2022 STUDENT RECREATION CTR
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4624
  • lhill@odu.edu




M.S. in Exercise Science

The MS in Exercise Science is a 30-hour program that can be completed in 12 months! The purpose of this program is to prepare students for advanced roles in careers that utilize exercise to improve the fitness and health among a wide variety of populations: individuals with chronic disease, healthy adults, fitness enthusiasts, and athletes. Our students receive vibrant, face-to-face learning with experts in exercise physiology, biomechanics, exercise testing, exercise prescription, and nutrition. Hands-on learning of crucial skills takes place in our advanced human performance and biomechanics laboratories.

Graduate Program Director

Hunter Jared Bennett Ph.D.

Hunter Jared Bennett Ph.D.

    ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
    2018 STUDENT RECREATION CTR
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4387
  • hjbennet@odu.edu




Program at-a-glance

Academic preparation focuses on the scientific aspects of exercise related to asymptomatic and symptomatic populations. Our students receive vibrant, face-to-face learning with experts in exercise physiology, biomechanics, exercise testing, exercise prescription, and nutrition. Hands-on learning of crucial skills takes place in our advanced human performance and biomechanics laboratories.

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