The exercise science program offers elective courses for students interested in the relationship among physical activity, weight control, disease prevention, stress management and nutrition for optimal health and performance. Opportunities exist for students to establish personal programs of exercise, weight control, nutrition, stress management and substance abuse avoidance. Disease prevention and quality of life are components of many of the course offerings. Selecting courses in exercise science can be especially meaningful to students entering a health related career, with the current emphasis placed on health promotion and disease prevention within the health care delivery system.
While Oakland University does not offer a major in exercise science, students can earn a baccalaureate degree at Oakland University with a minor in exercise science in one of three ways.
- Earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with an exercise science academic concentration. View a checklist of requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with an Exercise Science academic concentration.
- Earn a Bachelor of Science in Wellness, Health Promotion and Injury Prevention with an exercise science academic concentration. View a checklist of requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Wellness, Health Promotion and Injury Prevention with an exercise science academic concentration.
- Earn a Bachelor of Integrative Studies with an exercise science minor.
About Oakland University
Oakland University is recognized as a student-centered, doctoral research institution with a global perspective. A public institution, we engage more than 20,500 graduate and undergraduate students in distinctive educational experiences that connect to the unique and diverse opportunities within and beyond our region.
The university was established in 1957 through a generous donation from founders Alfred and Matilda Dodge Wilson. They contributed their historic estate and $2 million to Michigan State University to establish a satellite school, named Michigan State University – Oakland.
Oakland provides a distinct educational experience with flexible class schedules and state-of-the-art facilities, student services, classroom technologies, research labs, internships and research opportunities with corporate partners. Located in the heart of Oakland County's Automation Alley, the university has forged hundreds of partnerships with hospitals, Fortune 500 companies, cities, government agencies and educational institutions.