Exercise Science Major & Minor

Do you want to find a major that prepares you to teach exercise, be a personal trainer or go on to graduate school? If you’re passionate about exercise and think sitting in a classroom all day sounds unappealing, you’ll find a home in the Goshen College exercise science program!

The exercise science major is a rigorous program for students interested in the scientific aspects of exercise. You’ll take classes in physiology, biomechanics, motor learning, exercise testing and health. You also will have the option to focus on personal training in the fitness leadership track. With an exercise science major or minor, you’ll be prepared for graduate school or a career in personal training, fitness instruction, wellness education and fitness facility management.

So get moving! Enroll in the Goshen College exercise science program to jump-start your career in sports, exercise, health and more.

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