Students interested in focusing specifically on scientific aspects such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor learning, exercise testing and prescription can major in exercise science at Goshen College.
The exercise science major is a rigorous program requiring anatomy, physiology and chemistry in preparation for deeper understanding in exercise physiology, biomechanics, testing and prescription.
The fitness leadership option which is centered around American College of Sport Medicine principles, prepares individuals for personal training, group fitness instruction (spinning, aerobics, tubing class, kick boxing, etc.), strength and conditioning coaching positions, wellness instruction, and fitness facility management. Courses include wellness, exercise physiology, exercise testing, nutrition, weight training, health, and practicum experiences in personal training, group fitness instruction and fitness facility management.