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Exercise Science

Whether you want to work in strength conditioning, corporate or community wellness, or cardiac rehabilitation, LVC's exercise science major prepares you to work with clients who have a range of needs, diseases, and injuries. By the time you graduate, you'll be able to help your clients perform exercises and improve their overall well-being, all while designing interventions based on scientific research.

Our Exercise Science degree program is designed to give you more experience where you’ll need it most depending on your career path.

With the graduate track, you can focus on getting into graduate school for allied health fields or more clinically-oriented careers such as cardiac rehabilitation and exercise physiology.

The Health and Wellness track is designed for students looking for careers in health and fitness areas such as community-based adult and child fitness, corporate wellness, performance optimization, and health promotion

The Exercise, Sport, and Health Promotion track aligns with future careers in health and fitness areas such as community-based adult and child fitness, corporate wellness, performance optimization, and health promotion, along with prepping to sit for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam.

Tracks Tailored to Your Career Interests

LVC’s Exercise Science program is CAAHEP-accredited and led by faculty who are experts in helping patients with strength and conditioning and obesity and weight management. You can also take your interest in exercise science beyond academics by joining one of our club sports teams or the Exercise Science Club. Need-based departmental scholarships are available.

Exercise Science student examining patient

Jeanne and Edward H. Arnold Health Professions Pavilion

Innovative Learning Space

The Jeanne and Edward H. Arnold Health Professions Pavilion offers flexible classroom space, observation rooms acoustically treated for sound, the Lewis Human Performance and Gross Anatomy labs, faculty offices that support collaboration with students, and new technologies that enhance teaching.

Hands-on Collaboration

Our students get hands-on experience with athletes and clients and benefit from strong relationships with local organizations like Lebanon YMCA, Penn State Health, WellSpan Health, Penn Medicine Lancaster, and Power Train Sports.

Study with Practicing Clinicians

Students in LVCs exercise science degree program explore how human performance affects exercise and learn how to promote a healthy, balanced lifestyle to the public—all with the mentorship of our faculty members, who are practicing clinicians.

projected job growth for exercise physiologists, 2022-32 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
median pay for exercise physiologists, 2022 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

In Their Words

My biggest takeaway from majoring in exercise science was the vast routes I could take with this major. Exercise science helped me learn the basis for sports performance and become a strength and conditioning coach. Learning about the body’s anatomy and movement patterns helped me succeed in real-world spaces.
Alex Sabo ’23, M’24
Once I decided to transfer, the faculty was very quick in helping me to figure out what I would need to accomplish over my next three years to receive my degree in the appropriate amount of time.
Griffin Weidler ’23, exercise science major
The U.S. Department of Defense grant we are part of presents significant learning opportunities for LVC students to engage in cutting-edge, federally funded biomedical research and collaborate with experienced research scientists.
Dr. Rob Creath, Associate Professor of Exercise Science, Director of the Lewis Human Performance Lab

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