Faculty expertise in physiology, nutrition and biomechanics allows for the integration of science and health in covering a variety of topics about exercise and wellness. You will gain knowledge about the role of physical activity and health in your life, and the exercise science major allows you the opportunity to apply concepts learned in class to practical experiences through off-campus internships. Additionally, you have the opportunity to complete summer research projects under the direction of a professor.
The diversity of the exercise science major provides students with a broad range of post-graduate opportunities.
Exercise science majors at Transylvania benefit from the Clive M. Beck Athletic and Recreation Center, a 97,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility that accommodates varsity sports, intramurals, fitness activities and casual recreation. While the center was designed for all Transylvania students, it fills the curricular needs of the exercise science program, offering classrooms, an exercise physiology lab, a dance studio with sprung floor and a training room with hydrotherapy facilities.