Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
University of Saint Mary

Program Details

Online Degree Overview:
The online Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science program from the University of Saint Mary combines advanced skills in physiology and anatomy with applied learning experiences to ensure you graduate fully prepared for advanced career opportunities. Developed with the concepts and philosophies of internationally recognized exercise organizations, the program focuses on the expectations of current employers and helps you prepare to meet the demands of certification for the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and more. 


  • Average Completion Time: 2 years
  • Certification Prep: Pursue certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM), and more across areas like personal training, strength and conditioning, group fitness, exercise physiology, and performance enhancement.
  • Learn from Expert Faculty: Faculty members have terminal degrees in exercise science, athletic training, and dietetics, along with industry-specialized certifications 
Many faculty members have completed specialized certifications including Certified Personal Trainer (CPT, ACSM), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS, NSCA), Certified Health Specialist (CHES), Functional Movement System (FMS), and Group Fitness Instructor (AFFA). Your educators will provide personalized attention to ensure you build career-ready skills in the prevention and treatment of sport injuries, the development of strength and conditioning programs, and the evaluation of movement dysfunctions. 
Learn in an entirely online environment and complete your degree at a pace that fits your busy life.

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School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Saint Mary is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Associate Degree

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)