Frequently Asked Questions - Online Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science

The University of Saint Mary makes it easy for online students to ask questions and find the answers they need. Below are many of the most frequently asked questions about the online B.S. in Exercise Science program. You are encouraged to ask many more questions, and the answers are always just a phone call or email away.

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How fast can I complete the online bachelor's in exercise science?
You can finish the degree completion program in two years.

Is the online bachelor's in exercise science a full-time or part-time program?
The online B.S. in Exercise Science is offered in both full-time and part-time formats.

What is the total tuition for the online bachelor's in exercise science?
The online B.S. in Exercise Science degree costs $405 per credit, totaling $19,035. For more information about tuition, additional costs, and financial aid options, please visit our tuition page.

Are there any miscellaneous fees associated with the online bachelor's in exercise science?
In addition to related course fees that cover some online learning materials embedded in specific courses, there is a $200 graduation fee and a $25 tutor.com fee for every 16-week semester.

Does the online bachelor's in exercise science require work experience?
No work experience is required to gain entry into the program.

Does the online bachelor's in exercise science accept transfer credits?
Yes. You can transfer a maximum of 90 credits to the online B.S. in Exercise Science program with program director approval. For more information, visit our admissions page.

When is the application deadline for the online bachelor's in exercise science?
The application deadline is two weeks before classes start. There are up to five starts per year.

What are the online bachelor's in exercise science’s admissions requirements?
The online B.S. in Exercise Science is a degree-completion program, meaning incoming students must have completed their general education requirements before gaining entry. Other requirements include:

  • Completed application
  • 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Official transcripts

To learn about other admissions requirements for this program, visit our admissions page.

How many credits are in the online bachelor's in exercise science?
There are 47 credits in the program. USM requires at least 120 credits to earn a bachelor's degree.

How many courses are in the online bachelor's in exercise science?
There are 17 courses in the program.

Is the online bachelor's in exercise science available in a blended/hybrid format (campus & online)?
Currently, the program is offered both online and on-campus.