Program Description


This major prepares students to integrate principles from the physical sciences, kinesiology, and health into the study of the science of human movement. Students who pursue this degree often plan to attend professional post-baccalaureate programs in the allied health sciences (i.e. physical therapy, occupational therapy, sports medicine, cardiac rehabilitation, etc.). Students completing the major in Exercise Science will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of cell structure, cell function, organismal form and function, human anatomy, exercise physiology, human physiology, biomechanics, sports medicine, exercise and special populations, nutrition, stress management, substance use and abuse.
  2. Demonstrate practical laboratory skills focused on application to health sciences including skills in physiological testing and exercise prescription and exercise leadership.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to apply skills and knowledge within a professional allied health setting, integrating ethical standards and an appreciation of diversity in their professional lives.
  4. Demonstrate ability to succeed in future study in a variety of allied health fields that are clinically-oriented and that place an emphasis on research-based practice.

About Lewis-Clark State College

Lewis-Clark State College is located at Lewiston, Idaho, where two rivers (Clearwater and Snake), two cities (Lewiston and Clarkston), and two states (Idaho and Washington) come together. It is also where two peoples and two cultures came together in friendship and discovery – the Nez Perce Tribe and the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery. Founded in 1893, Lewis-Clark State is a public undergraduate college with a three-part mission of academic programs, career & technical education programs, and community programs. One of the top public comprehensive four-year colleges in the West, with its beautiful campus, small classes, and superb faculty, LCSC is often described as a public institution with the feel and quality of a private college.