B.S.E.S. in Exercise Science
Focus on the applied sciences of exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor control, and the psychology of exercise behavior
A Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Ole Miss prepares students for allied health and fitness professions by studying contemporary issues and trends in the application of exercise for weight management, cardiopulmonary health, maintenance of functional movement, and the application of exercise science to athletic performance.
Ole Miss students who graduate with a degree in Exercise Science often continue to study in areas such as medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, psychology, athletic training, nutrition, and education.
The job outlook within exercise science is projected to grow faster than average from 2016-2026. Graduates are needed across educational, fitness, health care, and research settings.
All students receive hands-on internship or practicum experience before graduation. In addition, University of Mississippi students receive volunteer opportunities that provide unique learning experiences beyond the classroom. Health Professions advisors connect with students pursuing physical or occupational therapy school.
B.S.E.S. in Exercise Science Faculty
Our faculty are experts in the fields of kinesiology, physiology, exercise, leisure management, physical conditioning, health promotion and education, health behavior, biomedical research, neuroscience, skeletal muscle plasticity, memory function, and physical activity epidemiology.
The B.S.E.S. degree requires 43 semeser hours of professional courses:
- 34-hour ES core: ES 100, 338, 346, 347, 348, 349, 350, 351, 391, 440, 446, 456, 457, 473 or 493.
- 9 hours of professional electives: Selected from ES 402, ES 394, NHM 311, HP 303, ES 490, ES 471/GB 370/SRA 471, ES 344, ES 396 or HP 312.
Admission requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science program are the same as the general undergraduate admission requirements.