Exercise Science

Everyone is aware of the obesity epidemic in the United States of America. So what can you do to help change this problem and impact the world for the better?

Students seeking a Bachelor degree in exercise science in Indiana Wesleyan University's undergraduate program not only gain knowledge about exercise, nutrition and related topics, but also experience hands-on activities to prepare them for their future profession (cardiac rehabilitation, biomechanics, rehab therapy, strength and conditioning, exercise physiology, etc.) or graduate school (physical or occupational therapy, physician's assistant, etc.). IWU's Human Performance Lab is equipped with a metabolic cart, ECG system, Monark bikes, Kistler force plate and other pieces of equipment to ensure that our graduates have experience with current laboratory measurement techniques.

By committing to changing the world with Christ-like kindness, our graduates go a step beyond achieving success; they feel fulfilled. The holistic approach that Exercise Science majors learn combines with a knowledge of spiritual health that they will take with them wherever they go.

The Exercise Science department offers one-on-one advising to help ensure that you are taking the right courses to prepare you for whichever area of exercise science most interests you. Whether you are going straight into the exercise science profession or planning to go on to a graduate program, IWU's Exercise Science major can prepare you for success.

If you are considering schools that offer an exercise science degree in Indiana, you should take a good look at IWU. We are a Christian university that offers a variety of Bachelor's and Master's programs. Contact us at 866-GO-TO-IWU for more information about any of our degree completion and other adult education programs.

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One of the best ways to discover a degree program is to check out the course listings. By simply clicking on the course titles below, you can get a preview of the classes you will attend as a student at Indiana Wesleyan University.

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An additional elective option may include 3 credit hours of an Alternate Math (Algebra/Stats) course.


At Indiana Wesleyan University, our Exercise Science program is designed to offer a Christ-centered approach to improving your knowledge and application as you prepare for graduate school and other careers. Our faculty members are recognized leaders in the field by ACSM, NSCA, and NATA; many of them currently practice the trade, conduct research, and contribute to scholarly literature. Your learning experience here will take you far beyond the classroom by utilizing hands-on experiences in the human performance lab to bring that book knowledge to life application.

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Melissa Cook; MS, EdD Assoc Prof; Exercise Science melissa.cook@indwes.edu View Profile
Andrew T Doyle; MA, LAT, ATC, CSCS Asst Athletic Trainer andrew.doyle@indwes.edu View Profile
R. Nathaniel Foster; PhD Asst Prof; Athletic Training | Assoc Athletic Trainer | Acad Coord Clinical Ed, Health Science nate.foster@indwes.edu View Profile
Michael Fratzke; MEd, EdD Professor; Physical Education | Chair; Div of Health and Human Perf mike.fratzke@indwes.edu View Profile
Mary Jacobs; MA, LAT, ATC, CSCS Asst Prof; Athletic Training | Head Athletic Trainer mary.jacobs@indwes.edu View Profile
John Ozmun; MS, PED john.ozmun@indwes.edu View Profile
Adam Thompson, PhD, LAT, ATC Professor; Athletic Training | Director; Athletic Training Education adam.thompson@indwes.edu View Profile
Aly Williams; MS, Lat, Cscs, PhD Assoc Prof; Exercise Science aly.williams@indwes.edu View Profile
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