Online B.S. in Exercise Science Completion Program

A Versatile Education for Promoting Healthy Lifestyles

Go beyond typical coursework with the University of Saint Mary online bachelor’s degree program in exercise science. You’ll study essential exercise science topics like life-saving emergency care, nutrition strategies, biomechanics, and the impact of exercise on specific diseases and special conditions to prepare for a wide range of potential career opportunities.

Program Benefits:

  • Cost-Per-Credit: $405
  • Average Completion Time: 2 years
  • Certification Prep: When you graduate, you can pursue certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM), and more across areas like personal training, strength and conditioning, group fitness, exercise physiology, and performance enhancement.
  • Certified, Expert Faculty: Faculty members have terminal degrees in exercise science, athletic training, and dietetics, along with specialized certifications such as Certified Personal Trainer (CPT, ACSM), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS, NSCA), Certified Health Specialist (CHES), Functional Movement System (FMS), and Group Fitness Instructor (AFAA-GFI).

Maximize Your Impact on People’s Lives and Your Career

Personal health and fitness are topics commonly shared across a variety of settings. In rehabilitation and corporate health environments, as well as athletics and health centers, there are several settings in which you — as someone with expertise in exercise physiology and anatomy — can make a difference in people’s lives. Take the first step towards making an impact with the online Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science degree program.

Of course, that’s also good news for your career prospects. When you graduate with an online exercise science degree from the University of Saint Mary, you’ll be prepared for many career opportunities. Plus, you can become certified through nationally recognized organizations like the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).


The online exercise science bachelor's degree program utilizes philosophies from each nationally recognized exercise organization and blends those concepts into a variety of courses across the major. You’ll develop your analytical and critical skills in areas such as prevention and treatment of sports injuries, development of strength and conditioning programs, evaluation of postural and movement dysfunctions, and fitness assessment for developing individualized exercise prescriptions.

Career Outlook

Graduating with an online bachelor's in exercise science gives you plenty of choices within the job market. Those opportunities include roles as a personal trainer, exercise specialist, strength and conditioning coach, group exercise leader, and exercise physiologist in cardiac rehab. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that exercise physiologists earn a median annual salary of $50,280, and the employment of these professionals is projected to increase 13% by 2030.1

Take the Next Step

Learn more about how the University of Saint Mary online can help you advance your career and achieve your goals. Call us today at 877-307-4915 to speak to an Admissions Advisor or request more information.