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Exercise Science Major

Explore vibrant careers in health and wellness and empower personal and group fitness.

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Exercise Science

Interest in fitness, exercise, and health is growing rapidly both in the United States and internationally. From simply tracking steps and counting calories to intensive training for marathons and other physical fitness competitions, the world is learning to keep a close eye on personal fitness. If you are passionate about helping people manage their health and fitness more effectively, the MVNU Exercise Sciences program is for you.

You will be prepared to transition directly into careers related to teaching, human performance, or go on to graduate school to pursue advanced degrees, certification, or licensure. Our program provides you with a wide range of career options after graduation.

It is vital to us that our students learn from the best. Along with master’s or doctoral degrees, faculty have current certification in Athletic Training, and CSCS, and many continue to practice the trades for which they are licensed. Practicums, internships, and involvement with on-campus relevant programs like intramural sports are widely available and encouraged, providing students with opportunities to learn in their field of choice.


Explore a robust exercise science major’s course schedule, designed for tomorrow’s health and wellness professionals.

Faith & learning at MVNU

As an intentionally Christian University, we integrate our faith into everything we do at MVNU. From prayer before class to exploring real-world moral and ethical dilemmas, we’ll teach you what it means to shine forth.


MVNU offers a number of fantastic travel and study afar programs designed to broaden your perspective, introduce you to new and exciting domestic and international cultures, and enhance your resume.

  • Belize
  • Swaziland
  • Haiti
  • Croatia, Austria & Hungary
  • Italy
  • Spain, Portugal & France
  • Greater Columbus Area
  • Orlando
  • San Francisco
  • New Orleans
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Guyana
  • Guatemala


Need a little help with finances? We’ve got you covered. Explore scholarships, grants, and other resources to help you pay for your education.

MVNU has many endowed scholarships available for students of a wide variety of backgrounds and majors.


A degree in Exercise Sciences from MVNU comes with a wide range of career options. You could go on to become an athletic coach or trainer, a dietitian, physical therapist, sports administrator, health information specialist, or pursue one of a number of other career opportunities.


Become an Athletic or personal Trainer, a wellness coach, or a strength and conditioning coach.


Get into physical therapy, exercise physiology, occupational therapy, or chiropractic medicine.


Tap into your entrepreneurial side and become a gym, fitness center, or community center owner or executive director.

Exercise physiology

Meet the Faculty

Learn from faculty members who know how to balance theory and practical application for a relevant, empowering, Christ-centered learning experience.

Facilities headline

Practice what you teach at MVNU’s Ariel Arena, a state-of-the-art indoor athletic facility that’s fully equipped with cardio fitness and weight training rooms for student use.

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