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 and wellness. You’ll take classes in exercise physiology, biomechanics,  exercise prescription, testing and health. You also will have the option to focus on the professional aspects of personal training. With an exercise science major or minor, you’ll be prepared for graduate school or a career in athletic training, 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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Neil Detweiler

Assistant Professor of Biology
Director of Pre-Health Programs

Andy Ammons

Professor of Biology

Jewel Lehman

Professor of Kinesiology

Erica Albertin

Associate Athletic Director/Head Athletic Trainer

Val Hershberger

Associate Professor of Kinesiology


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Athletic Trainer

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