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  • Exercise Science
    Train for fitness careers or graduate school in the health professions

Exercise Science

  • 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 and more. The major is also excellent preparation for graduate study in a variety of health professions.

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  • Benefits of an MSUM Exercise Science Degree
    Human Performance Lab
    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.
    Certification Specific Curriculum
    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.
    Entrepreneurship Minor
    If you’re interested in pursuing your own fitness business, the Entrepreneurship minor will introduce you to the fundamentals of management, marketing and finance.
    Exercise Science Internship
    Your Exercise Science internship will give you valuable mentorship under the supervision of an experienced professional based on your interests and career goals.
    Strength and Conditioning Minor
    The Strength and Conditioning minor is an excellent addition to your program if you’re interested in personal training or sports conditioning.
    Student-Directed Academic Program
    In consultation with your advisor, you will design your academic program based on your career goals.
    National Strength and Conditioning Partner
    MSUM’s Exercise Science major is a recognized education partner with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the world-leading membership organization for elite strength coaches, personal trainers and dedicated researchers and educators.
    Wellness Minor
    The Wellness minor introduces concepts for wellness concepts and strategies to achieve optimal health.
    Learning Opportunities Beyond the Classroom

    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.

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  • Careers & Outcomes
    Whether you want to work in the fitness industry or are preparing for graduate school in the health professions, an Exercise Science degree sets a solid foundation for your future career.

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