Exercise Science

Sterling strives to develop leaders

About the Program

Exercise science plays a vital role in the development of all students. The discipline is rooted in the premise that human beings are created in the image of God and that, for the Christian, the body is the very residence of the Holy Spirit.

The exercise science department helps prepare students for careers in education, community recreation, coaching, sports medicine and sports management. The major also produces the prerequisites for graduate study in a variety of related fields such as kinesiology, pedagogy, athletic administration, sports management and physical therapy.


  • Health Licensure
  • Secondary Education Licensure

What Can I Do With This Major?

  • Graduate study in exercise science (or related fields)
  • Coaching
  • Fitness
  • Athletic administration
  • Licensure in health and physical education

Sample Courses



Erin Laudermilk
Assistant Professor of Athletic Training;
Clinical Coordinator;
Co-Chair of the Exercise Science Department
Katherine Bassett
Pro-Rata Assistant Professor of Exercise Science;
Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
Pete Manely
Director of Athletic Training;
Associate Professor of Exercise Science;
Co-Chair of the Exercise Science Department;
Associate Dean for the School of Professional Studies
Mary Ver Steeg
Associate Professor of Exercise Science;
Supervisor of Health and PE Licensure Program
Hans Nickel
Sports Information Director;
Pro- Rata Assistant Professor of Sports Management
   Dorothy Kempf
Pro-Rata Instructor for Exercise Science