Exercise Science - Bachelor of Science

Help People Live Healthier Lives

Join a growing health-related profession with a wide variety of in demand jobs. An Exercise Science bachelor’s degree is an excellent pathway for individuals looking to build a career that transforms passion for health and wellness into the pursuit of meaningful work.

This broad field combines several academic disciplines such as anatomy, biology, and physiology within a rigorous curriculum that will focus on application of knowledge related to movement, physical activity techniques, and overall effects of exercise on human wellbeing and athletic performance. With an objective to enhance human health and quality of life, students will take 35 credits of core classes. Some of these include:

  • Applied Principles of Strength Training
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Fitness Testing and Exercise Prescriptions
  • Introduction to Exercise Science
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Sports Psychology

As a Division III college, athletics is the pulse for many students on campus and that increases the student’s ability to network. Faculty with field experience will present engaging coursework that infuses experiential learning and will also be there to help students discover their passion and path to achieve success. Many of the Adjunct Instructors are part of the athletics programming on campus. Faculty will use their expansive networks to help students connect with valuable resources including internship and career opportunities.


Capital City Opportunities on a Small Campus

Uniquely situated in a bustling capital city, Edgewood College is surrounded by 55 acres of beautiful nature and along the shores of Lake Wingra. For students that are looking to be connected and part of a close-knit community, our humble campus offers an average class of 15 students. Tucked quietly away from the busyness, downtown Madison is just minutes from campus. Our prime location means accessibility to internship opportunities and postgraduate jobs.


Career Outcomes:

A bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science opens the door to many professions including many in the health care profession. Those marked with an asterisk (*) require graduate level learning.

Cardiovascular Rehabilitation*
Certified Athletic Trainer
Exercise Physiologist*
Exercise Science Researcher Personal Trainer
Physical Therapist*
Sports Psychology*
Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Wellness Director/Coordinator


Learning Labs

The Sonderegger Science Center offers state-of-the-art laboratory and classroom space to facilitate hands-on learning. Engaging and interactive labs will incorporate innovative technology in the field of exercise science. Students will use Wingate anaerobic equipment to conduct anaerobic threshold testing, utilize electrocardiogram (ECG) to test electrical signals in the heart, and metabolic measurement cart to test oxygen consumption and CO2 production.

Meet the Program Director

Exercise Science Program Chair

Romaric Setodji

Exercise Science Program Coordinator & Adjunct Professor
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Biological Sciences Department | Athletics Department

"Exercise Science is an exciting and dynamic field that provides numerous options for individuals who have passion for the beautiful and intricate ways the human body can improve in terms of athletic performance, fitness, and health. I will leverage my experience in this field to build a solid foundation for our students by creating unique hands-on experience for them. Students will have real life experiences while working with our athletics department and other teams within our community to grow their knowledge and be prepared for a career in the rapidly evolving field of exercise science.”

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