Exercise Science is a multidisciplinary field of study involving the active human body in the areas of anatomy, physiology, metabolism, and kinetics. Exercise Science is a growing field and an allied health profession. Exercise Science professionals work to understand the effects of therapeutic exercise for:
-Health related outcomes in those with chronic diseases and conditions;
-Fitness programming and outcomes across the general population’s lifespan; and
-Sports performance training principles for athletes of all levels.

Exercise Science Professionals will serve in:

  • Collegiate and Professional Sports Teams
  • Athletic Performance Centers
  • Fitness and Wellness Centers
  • Hospital Fitness and Clinical Rehabilitation Centers
  • University / Industry Research Laboratories
  • Weight Control Programs
  • Fitness and Sales Industries

Students enrolled in Marshall University’s Exercise Science Programs obtain hands-on experiences with health, fitness and sport assessments and testing within our state of the art Exercise Physiology Laboratories (MUEPL). Internship or Graduate Assistant opportunities involve working with community members in the Diabetes and Cardiometabolic Exercise Center (MU Clinical Exercise Lab (MUCEL) or with general populations and athletes in the Human Performance Lab (MUEPL).

Marshall University Exercise Science students are well-prepared for premier certifications in exercise such as American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).


Marshall University is recognized by the American College of Sports Medicine as an Exercise is Medicine (EIM) Gold Campus.