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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.

Key Benefits

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.

Graduate Outcomes

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.

Experiences Offered

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.

Minsoo Kang
CHAIR OF HEALTH, EXERCISE SCIENCE & RECREATION MANAGEMENT AND PROFESSOR
Martha Ann Bass
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HEALTH & EXERCISE SCIENCE
Kim Beason
PROFESSOR OF SPORT AND RECREATION ADMINISTRATION AND DIRECTOR OF SENIOR AQUATICS THERAPY PROGRAM
Mary Allison Ford-Wade
PROFESSOR OF HEALTH, EXERCISE SCIENCE & RECREATION MANAGEMENT
Alberto Jose Del Arco Gonzalez
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HEALTH, EXERCISE SCIENCE AND RECREATION MANAGEMENT
Min Jung Kim
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HEALTH, EXERCISE SCIENCE AND RECREATION MANAGEMENT
Kofan Lee
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SPORT AND RECREATION ADMINISTRATION
Jeremy Paul Loenneke
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HEALTH, EXERCISE SCIENCE & RECREATION MANAGEMENT
Jasper Mark Loftin
ASSOCIATE DEAN OF THE SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCES AND PROFESSOR OF EXERCISE SCIENCE
Paul Dinneen Loprinzi
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HEALTH, EXERCISE SCIENCE & RECREATION MANAGEMENT
David Waddell
LECTURER IN PARK & RECREATION MANAGEMENT
Ling Xin
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF EXERCISE SCIENCE
Xin Ye
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HEALTH, EXERCISE SCIENCE AND RECREATION MANAGEMENT
Thomas L Andre
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HEALTH, EXERCISE SCIENCE AND RECREATION MANAGEMENT
Ovuokerie Chimnedum Addoh
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HEALTH EXERCISE SCIENCE AND RECREATION MANAGEMENT

The B.S.E.S. degree requires 43 semeser hours of professional courses: 34-hour ES core: HP 191 and 203, ES 100, 338, 346, 348, 349, 391, 440, 446, 447, 456, 457, 473 or 493. 9 hours of professional electives: Selected from ES 402, ES 394, NHM 311, HP 303, ES 490, ES 471/Mgmt 371/PRM 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.