Program Description


Studying health and exercise science will provide you with a solid understanding of human physiology, human movement and the role exercise plays in human health.

Building a foundation based on scientific inquiry and critical thinking will train you to improve the health of others. Through the collection of observation, lab and field data, you'll assess and analyze multiple levels of fitness metrics, with dynamic and state-of-the-art technology.

In concert with courses in human physiology, movement science and fitness/wellness, you'll be encouraged to pursue research and internship experiences in kinesiology, exercise science or the rehabilitation sciences, and participate in projects that are presented at regional and national conferences. Internship options are also available on and off campus at a variety of work sites, community health organizations, and fitness, clinical and rehabilitative facilities.

By studying health and exercise science, you'll be equipped with the knowledge and experience to pursue graduate study or a variety of careers related to fitness instruction, personal training, strength conditioning and rehabilitation.

About Roanoke College

Roanoke College is an independent, co-educational, 4-year liberal arts college. Founded in 1842, we are the second-oldest Lutheran-related college in America. We seek and welcome students of all races, creeds, nationalities and ethnic origins. U.S. News & World Report says we are really up-and-coming. According to U.S. News & World Report, Roanoke College ranks #4 among national up-and-coming liberal arts colleges. The Princeton Review thinks our Blue Ridge campus is gorgeous. In 2012, The Princeton Review rated us one of the top 20 most beautiful college and university campuses in the country. Forbes Magazine puts us in the top tier of colleges in America. Forbes Magazine's 2015 annual review of American colleges and universities included Roanoke as one of the colleges in the top 10%.