WHY STUDY EXERCISE SCIENCE AT TIU?

Reading a textbook will only teach you so much…at some point you need hands-on experience with the material you’ve learned. With Trinity’s Exercise Science major, you’ll have the opportunity to complete an internship that will develop your skills and knowledge as you interact with professionals in your field. Through your internship, you’ll solidify your classroom learning as you gain practical experience using the course material you learned in the classroom. With the Exercise Science major you will also have the opportunity to focus on four emphases: Pre-Athletic Training, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Physical Therapy or Kinesiology.

WHERE YOU STUDY MATTERS

Trinity is located in a peaceful wooded setting, just 25 miles north of downtown Chicago. This prime location offers some of the nation’s best school districts, a variety of ministry organizations, and 12 Fortune 500 companies within 12 miles of campus to apply practically what you are learning in the classroom. In addition, Trinity is close to many coffee shops, restaurants, cultural experiences, and recreational activities when you need a break from the books!

DID YOU KNOW?

Trinity has 10 varsity sports teams, including football, soccer, basketball, and more. You’ll get to work alongside the teams as you complete your Health Sciences degree.

Personal

Practical

Biblical

PERSONAL. PRACTICAL. BIBLICAL.

At Trinity, you’ll be equipped to think critically and biblically in every area of life as you are challenged to apply your faith to your coursework and classroom conversations. And instead of approaching general education as a checklist of courses to be completed, Trinity’s distinctive educational approach gives you the freedom to choose courses that are most interesting and relevant to you. Working closely with your faculty advisor, you can select from electives to enhance your major, apply toward a minor, create a double major, or simply experience something new. The choices are yours! All along the way, you’ll be cared for and supported, ensuring that you make the most of your college experience.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Exercise Science is the study of physiological and functional adaptations to movement. The Exercise Science Major is a science-oriented curriculum that will prepare you for graduate study in exercise science/kinesiology, athletic training, physical therapy, and related health fields. The program has coursework in health sciences, anatomy, chemistry, physics, statistics, physiology, and psychology, culminating in a practical hands-on internship experience.

All Exercise Science majors complete a 46-hour of Exercise Science Core (required courses) in addition to choosing at least one area of emphasis: Pre-Athletic TrainingPre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Physical Therapyand/or Kinesiology. Eighteen hours of major requirements meet general education requirements.

COURSEWORK

Requirements total 54 hours. This includes 24 hours of Exercise Science courses, 12 hours of Biology, 8 hours of Chemistry, 4 hours of Math, 3 hours of Bioethics, and 3 hours of Internship. Up to 15 of the required hours may be used to meet general education requirements. Interesting courses you could take:

  • Advanced Functional Anatomy
  • Medical Terminology
  • Physiology of Exercise
CAREER OUTCOMES:
Personal Fitness / Performance Trainer Group Exercise Prescription Specialist
Exercise Physiologist Cardiac Technician
Home Health-Care Worker Occupational Therapist
Post-Graduate Programs in areas such as Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology

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