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Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

MSU Denver’s bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science is practitioner-focused with a strong science foundation, making students immediately employable in a variety of health and wellness settings. Students are also prepared for graduate programs in areas such as exercise physiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or as a physician’s assistant.

Our knowledgeable professors have years of experience in the fitness industry as well as an extensive network of community facilities for internships that will provide students real-world experience working with diverse populations.

For a printable list of course requirements, please click here: EXSMinorDegreeReq



MSU Denver Exercise Science (EXS) students should take pride in the fact that their academic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and is evaluated by the Committee on the Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (CoAES) to ensure students are adequately prepared to become exercise professionals. MSU Denver is one of only 66 undergraduate programs in the United States to have achieved this credential. This prestigious distinction shows prospective employers that MSU Denver EXS graduates have completed a nationally recognized rigorous program of sstudy.

Accreditation by the CAAHEP requires MSU Denver EXS faculty to collect data on specific, measurable, programmatic goals to ensure that EXS students are being adequately prepared to enter the competitive job market. See below for the most up-to-date statistics:

  • 100% of 2019/2020 EXS majors successfully completed internship requirements set forth by the EXS program, CAAHEP, and CoAES
  • 100% employe satisfaction with knowledge and abilities of MSU Denver EXS graduates


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