An Exercise Science degree at Minnesota State University Moorhead develops your skills to be a successful fitness professional within the health and fitness sectors by focusing on wellness, nutrition, disease prevention, anatomy, biomechanics, physiology of exercise, sports medicine and more. The major is also excellent preparation for graduate study in a variety of health professions.
The Human Performance Lab will give you practical, hands-on experience on state-of-the-art testing equipment. You’ll use it for adult fitness testing to promote healthier lifestyles and for student athletes to monitor training and improve performance.
MSUM offers strength and conditioning courses that will help prepare you to take certification exams by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and CPT training for the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
If you’re interested in pursuing your own fitness business, the Entrepreneurship minor will introduce you to the fundamentals of management, marketing and finance.
Your Exercise Science internship will give you valuable mentorship under the supervision of an experienced professional based on your interests and career goals.
The Strength and Conditioning minor is an excellent addition to your program if you’re interested in personal training or sports conditioning.
In consultation with your advisor, you will design your academic program based on your career goals.
The Wellness minor introduces concepts for wellness concepts and strategies to achieve optimal health.
MSUM’s Exercise Science program offers a unique selection of learning opportunities outside of the classroom. Whether you’re gaining hands-on experience in the lab or interning in the community, we hope you will explore the options that spark your interests, strengths and passions.
MSUM’s exercise science program offers unique hands-on experiences. Whether you're in the lab or interning in the community, you will find options to fit your career interests. Here is just a sample of exercise science careers that are predicted to have job growth in the next 10 years.
Exercise Science Related Careers
|Career||Job Growth (2021-2031)||Median Pay|
|Strength and Conditioning Coach||5%||$39,000|