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

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Dr. Erin Laudermilk
Associate Professor of Athletic Training; Clinical Coordinator

Dr. Pete Manely
Director of Athletic Training;
Professor of Athletic Training
Mary Ver Steeg
Associate Professor of Exercise Science
Hans Nickel
Assistant Professor of Sports Management; Department Chair for Exercise Science
Dorothy Kempf
Pro-Rata Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
Lindsey Saenger
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science