Program Description


George Fox University’s exercise science major provides students with a scientific foundation for careers in health care. The degree consists of a 53-semester-hour course of study and is tailored to students who wish to pursue graduate work in physical therapy or occupational therapy, become a physician’s assistant, or work in a variety of sports science-related fields.   

The core curriculum includes courses in anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, exercise physiology and performance enhancement. Many graduates of the program pursue doctoral programs in physical therapy and occupational therapy;  masters programs in kinesiology, exercise physiology or athletic training; or other areas related to human performance and corrective exercise. 

In addition to the sciences, students take general education courses ranging from Bible and humanities to communication and mathematics – all taught in a Christian college environment where faith is integrated with learning.

About George Fox College

George Fox is the oldest Christian university in Oregon. More than 125 years ago, evangelical Quaker pioneers helped settle the rich and fruitful Chehalem Valley of Oregon, which is now known for its premier vineyards. George Fox is Oregon's nationally recognized Christian university, providing students with personal attention, global opportunities to learn and serve, and a support community that encourages academic rigor and spiritual growth. The university offers more than 40 majors, adult degree programs, six seminary degrees, and 12 master's and doctoral degrees. In addition to a residential campus in Newberg, Oregon, classes are now taught in Portland, Salem and Redmond, Oregon.