Serve others by improving and maintaining their health and fitness. Learn how to help people live healthier lives through exercise, rehabilitation, and nutrition—in our personalized program. In addition to the undergraduate program, utilize the 3+2 option to complete your undergraduate degree in exercise science and a master's degree in Athletic Training in five years.
Xavier Exercise Science students have the opportunity to work in the field, learning outside the classroom.
For undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in Athletic Training, we offer a fast-track program to help students earn their bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and a Master's degree in Athletic Training—in just five years. Athletic trainers collaborate with doctors, physical therapists, registered dietitians and others to provide care for the entire person—not just the injury. Athletic trainers provide care for athletes in secondary schools, universities and in professional settings. They can be employed in hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation and physical therapy clinics, as well as in corporate, industrial and military settings. Athletic trainers also work in the world of NASCAR, rodeo, NASA and Cirque du Soleil.
Your Exercise Science coursework will conclude with a 6-credit hour (EXSC 460) practicum, where you'll complete 400 hours of exercise science-related learning experiences on or off campus with an exercise science professional.
Take advantage of one (or more!) of our international, for-credit programs in countries like Australia, France, Mexico, Italy, Spain, Japan, The Netherlands, Ireland, Greece, England, Germany and Costa Rica.
Be ready to enter graduate studies in athletic training, exercise physiology, cardiac rehabilitation, medical school, occupational therapy and physical therapy.
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Students work with Exercise Science Professionals.