Turn your passion into a meaningful career with a degree in Health and Exercise Science. Our quality curriculum, combined with expert teaching and real-world experience, will prepare you for a variety of careers in the fields of healthcare, fitness, athletics, and more.
Our program is structured so you can double major and earn 2 degrees in 4 years! Options include a second major in Physical Therapist Assistant Studies, Radiological Technology, Surgical Technology, Psychology, Biology, Science & Entrepreneurship.
USF’s Health & Exercise program is recognized by the National Strength & Conditioning Association.
This track is ideal for careers in fitness management, cardiac rehabilitation, personal training, community health, business, teaching, or coaching.
PLUS, you’ll be prepared to take the following national certification exams:
This track will prepare you for graduate school in a variety of disciplines: physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic medicine, athletic training, kinesiology, and more.
Active Learning starts right away! You will:
The faculty are the best. There’s something about the way they teach that gives us a deep understanding of the material. They don’t spoon feed us, but instead, will lead us down the path to discover it on our own. At the end of the day, they’re preparing us for to handle any type of situation.
Evan Henry ’18
Doctor of Physical Therapy candidate
Our Health & Exercise Science faculty bring expertise from a variety of career options in the field!
Your senior year will culminate in a 200-hour Internship. Sample sites include:
Haylee was hired from her internship into a full-time position:
Not all Health & Exercise Science programs require the practical experience, but I’m glad USF does. My internship not only gave me hands-on experience, but it got me in the door. I was considered to be very well rounded because of my education and the courses I took beyond my major.
Haylee Shirkey ’17
Business Support Analyst
Parkview Total Health
Our Health & Exercise Science Graduates work as:
Many go on to earn advanced degrees and work as:
USF’s KAN club offers Kinesiology & Nutrition majors opportunities for career exploration and community activism. Students socialize, network with professionals, and host on-campus exercise and nutrition awareness activities. A KAN favorite: the monthly Lunch Bunch where everyone brings 1 ingredient and contributes to a themed meal.