BS in Exercise Physiology

BS in Exercise Physiology


Is being physically healthy and fit a priority for you and those that are important to you? Do you want to develop a deeper understanding of the scientific principles surrounding physical activity and its impact on health and performance at all stages of development?

The exercise physiology (EP) program prepares students for competitive graduate school programs. Graduates have gone on to allied health/patient care programs in medicine, physical therapy, physician's assistance, occupational therapy, nursing, dentistry, optometry, and podiatry. Additionally, many of our graduates pursue post baccalaureate training at the master's and doctoral level in exercise physiology, biomechanics, physiology, biochemistry, and other research-related programs. The combination of course work (science and exercise physiology) provides students with unique insight into utilizing exercise as a treatment modality for health enhancement.

Lecture, labs, and practical experiences separate the EP degree from other programs. The uniqueness of the EP degree is the many "hands on" opportunities available to students. Students are afforded the opportunity to work in a variety of research settings ranging from bench science to applied research. A semester-long internship provides students with a "job-like" experience that many times helps direct the student's career focus.

Admission Requirements

A minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA and 32 s.h. general education are required for admission. A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in BIOL 1150, BIOL 1151; CHEM 1150, CHEM 1151; ENGL 1100, ENGL 2201; MATH 1065.

Program Requirements

Required Courses

Four Year Plans

Delivery Methods
This program is only offered in an on-campus, Face to Face format.

Additional Information

Majors must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and a minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in BIOL 2140, BIOL 2141, BIOL 2150, BIOL 2151; CHEM 1160, CHEM 1161.

Institutional and Professional Licensure Disclosures for Enrolled and Prospective Students

ECU degree programs satisfy the professional licensure and/or certification requirements in North Carolina and prepare students to sit for these exams.  However, requirements in other states may be different.

If you are considering a degree program that may, would, could or potentially lead to a professional license and/or certification, please note that at this time ECU may or may not be able to advise whether a  program meets requirements outside of North Carolina.  Prior to enrolling in a degree program, please discuss this important topic with your program of interest.