Traditional Undergrad

Exercise and Sport Science (BS, Minor)

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Lisa Bonner
Department Chair of Science and Mathematics; ​Professor of Biology
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Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Science Program Director of Exercise and Sport Science & Sport and Fitness Studies
Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Science

Dive into Exercise and Sport Science at WPU

Uncover the dynamic interplay between exercise and human performance and the pivotal role of physical activity in fostering healthy lifestyles. At William Peace University, our Exercise and Sport Science program offers a comprehensive exploration of human movement, performance, and the multifaceted aspects that shape our physical, psychological, and social well-being.

A Multidisciplinary Approach

Our Exercise and Sport Science program encompasses a rich tapestry of interconnected sub-disciplines, creating a rounded educational experience. Our curriculum seamlessly weaves together elements of biomechanics, biology, exercise physiology, chemistry, epidemiology, nutrition, psychology, sociology, sports history, and sport management. This multifaceted approach ensures a well-rounded understanding of the complexities inherent in the field.

Immersive Learning and Practical Experience

We believe in learning by doing. Our program goes beyond traditional classroom instruction, incorporating immersive learning experiences, community service, and practical applications. Whether it’s conducting research projects, participating in internships, or engaging in community outreach, you’ll have the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world situations.

Exercise and Sport Science

Join us in exploring the intricate relationship between exercise and human performance. Embrace the transformative journey of Exercise and Sport Science at William Peace University, where multidisciplinary education, immersive experiences, and real-world applications converge to shape the leaders of tomorrow.

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Career Opportunities

A degree in Exercise and Sport Science from WPU opens doors to a diverse array of career paths. Our graduates are well-equipped for roles in medical technology, athletic training, therapy, health and wellness coaching, teaching, and more. Additionally, the program serves as a strong foundation for those pursuing advanced studies in sports medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, cardiac rehabilitation, or other medical specialties.

Versatility Across Industries

Exercise and Sport Science graduates from WPU find success in various professional settings. Some of the potential career paths include:

  • Aquatics Director: Oversee aquatic facilities and programs, ensuring safety and promoting a positive environment.
  • Athletic Trainer: Provide preventive care, emergency response, and rehabilitation for athletes to optimize their performance and well-being.
  • Biomechanist: Study the mechanics of human movement to enhance athletic performance and reduce the risk of injury.
  • Corporate Fitness: Develop and manage fitness programs for corporate employees, promoting health and well-being.
  • Physical Education Teacher: Educate and inspire students in schools or colleges to embrace an active and healthy lifestyle.
  • Registered Nurse: Apply your knowledge of exercise science in a healthcare setting, contributing to patient care and wellness.

Preparing for the Future

Our program not only equips you with the knowledge and skills needed for immediate career success but also lays the groundwork for future endeavors. Whether you aspire to become a physician, sports journalist, or marketing professional or pursue graduate studies, the Exercise and Sport Science program at WPU provides a robust foundation for diverse paths.

Frequently Asked Questions


Absolutely! Our program provides a solid foundation for advanced studies in various fields, including sports medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, and more.


Our program is designed to be flexible, allowing you to tailor your studies based on your interests and career goals. Whether you’re passionate about sports management, biomechanics, or health and wellness coaching, our faculty advisors will work with you to create a personalized academic plan that aligns with your aspirations.


We understand that success goes beyond academics. WPU is committed to fostering a supportive and holistic environment for our students. In addition to academic resources, we provide wellness initiatives, counseling services, and extracurricular activities to ensure your overall well-being and success during your time at the university.


Yes, our program integrates research opportunities to enhance your learning experience. Whether through faculty-led projects or independent studies, you’ll have the chance to delve into topics of interest and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field.


WPU values practical learning, and our Exercise and Sport Science program offers various hands-on experiences. These may include internships with local organizations, participation in research projects, and engagement in community-based initiatives. These experiences provide you with the practical skills and insights needed to excel in your chosen career path.

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