Exercise Physiology

The exercise physiology major prepares students to pursue dynamic careers in the exercise science and fitness industry. Through their coursework, students develop a greater understanding of human performance from a variety of perspectives: physiological, nutritional, anatomical, kinesiological, and functional. By delving into the science behind exercise physiology, strength and conditioning, wellness, nutrition, and fitness, students learn the foundational principles for a healthy lifestyle and how to share them with others.

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Natasha Evans

Student

My experience at UMHB is so much more than I imagined when I received my acceptance letter! This campus is a beautiful place with people who care about our future careers and who we become when we begin our journey in the real world.

Natasha Evans

Student

Why should I choose Exercise Physiology?

Exercise Physiology majors learn how to optimize their athletic performance and train others to achieve their personal best.

What are some courses I will take?

  • Physiology of Exercise I
  • Performance Nutrition
  • Pharmacology in Sport
  • Principles and Techniques in Strength and Conditioning

What are some career options?

With a degree in Exercise Physiology, your future is open to many job opportunities:

  • Performance Specialist
  • Clinical Exercise Physiologist
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Exercise Specialist
  • Personal Trainer

Who is hiring UMHB students?

UMHB Exercise Physiology students have found success in many different areas:

  • Baylor Scott & White Cardiac Rehab Program
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Fitness Beyond Training

Where can I go to grad school?

Many Exercise Physiology students have continued their education at these schools:

  • University of Arkansas PhD program
  • University of Oklahoma PhD program
  • University of North Texas
  • UT Southwestern Orthotics and Prosthetics program

What is special about Exercise Physiology at UMHB?

UMHB is at the forefront of exercise physiology education with its outstanding faculty, facilities, and laboratories.

Exercise physiology majors have opportunities to assist professors in cutting-edge nutritional, exercise, health, and rehabilitative research in UMHB’s state-of-the-art laboratories. In addition, internships offer exercise physiology students chances to gain experience, learn new skills, develop professional contacts and apply academic knowledge in community settings.

The exercise physiology program at UMHB follows the guidelines established by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the leading membership organization for thousands of elite strength coaches, personal trainers, and dedicated researchers and educators worldwide.

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Page last updated July 06, 2018