Program Description


The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science prepares students to enter career areas where the sciences of biomechanics, physiology, anatomy and nutrition guide healthy human across the spectrum of functional abilities. Potential employment encompasses corporate health-wellness programs, private health-fitness clubs, diverse non-profit fitness-wellness community centers, institutional fitness-wellness programs, private and government athlete identification and development programs, institution athletic programs, and professional organizations that encompass individual and/or team components. Admission to this program is selective and students must have completed the following courses (C or better): EXSC 254, CHEM 111-112 (including labs), PHYS 121 (preferred) or 111 and 111L or PHYS 181 and 181L, and BIOL 201 in order to gain full admission. Most pre-admission courses are also components of the General Education program. For optimal sequencing of classes in junior and senior years, all pre-admission courses should be completed by the end of the sophomore year. Academic advising from program faculty during the sophomore year will facilitate timely graduation.

All pre-admission courses must be completed with a C or better prior to gaining full admission to the major:

Please Note: Completing these courses does not guarantee admission to Central Washington University or the degree program.

About Central Washington University

The doors of the Washington State Normal School in Ellensburg opened in 1891. Mr. Benjamin Franklin Barge was the first principal of the school, which was founded to educate future elementary and junior high teachers. Classes were held at the Washington Public School until the normal school's first building, Barge Hall, opened in 1893. The normal school became Central Washington College of Education in 1937, Central Washington State College in 1961, and Central Washington University in 1977. Today CWU is a comprehensive university that provides high quality programs to more than 13,000 people at eight locations. CWU is co-located with community colleges in Edmonds, Everett, Des Moines, Steilacoom/Puyallup, Kent, Yakima, Moses Lake, and Wenatchee, where students can complete baccalaureate degrees without leaving their communities. A new dual admission program allows community college students to be admitted to CWU when they are admitted to a college, streamlining the admissions, advising, and transfer processes. CWU also serves more students on-line than any other comprehensive university in Washington. "Finish Line" is an online campus launched in fall 2011 to enable people to complete degrees online.