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School of Recreation Studies and Exercise Science

Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science

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A Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science sets the stage for you to work in a variety of professional settings in high demand areas.

Our Sports Medicine track prepares students for graduate school in disciplines such as Athletic Training, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Chiropractic, Physician Assistant, and Medicine. Additional academic emphasis in bench science in disciplines such as biology, chemistry, physiology, and psychology prepare the student for the challenges of graduate education. For those who are seeking the highest level of performance, be sure to inquire about our direct entrance programs into various accredited graduate programs throughout the state.

Our track in Health and Fitness  is a perfect fit for those seeking to start their career right after their Bachelors degree. Gain employment in locations around the country, in high growth fields such as fitness training and management, clinical health and exercise science, human performance, and health and wellness promotions. Combine our highly regarded degree, a focus on “hands-on” learning, with strategic alliances with the nation’s leading health and fitness providers to build a career to meet all of your goals!

Common Career Choices in Exercise Science: Health and Fitness track


2014  Median Wage

2014 – 2024

Employment Outlook**

Exercise Physiologist


+11% (Faster than average)

Strength Coach & Training


+24% (Much faster than average)

Corporate Wellness Management


+24% (Much faster than average)

Common Career Choices in Exercise Science: Sports Medicine track


2014  Median Wage

2014 – 2024

Employment Outlook

Physical Therapist*


+34% (Much faster than average)

Occupational Therapist*


+27% (Much faster than average)

Athletic Trainer*


+21% (Much faster than average)

*requires graduate school, ** all data provided by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Quick Facts

  • Extensive academic advisement
  • Variety of course options with interdisciplinary focus
  • Hands-on learning using industry leading technology
  • Focus on work related experiences
  • ES program works directly with LSSU and local athletic programs
  • All courses instructed by professors with professional field experience
  • Strong local and international community ties
  • Class sizes average 16:1 student to instructor ratio
  • Innovative senior capstone projects
  • Direct student involvement in state, regional, and national professional organizations

What students have to say...

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“Coming to Lake State was the best decision I’ve ever made! Lake State has provided me with hands on experience that I couldn’t get anywhere else.”

~ Marcus Davis, Exercise Science / Coaching (Class of 2017)


“The Exercise Science program at Lake Superior State University introduced me to my passion for Sports Performance. The hands-on experience in the lab, testing general population and elite athletes, made the theory concrete and applicable. The class sizes and easily assessable professors enhanced my learning experience at LSSU.”

~ Sydne McMullen, Exercise Science / Health Fitness Specialist (Class of 2016)

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