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May 24, 2022

The Human Body in Motion

Exercise science is a great degree for anyone who enjoys physical activity, sport, or exercise and who has an interest in in human anatomy and physiology.

The bachelor of science in kinesiology includes emphasis areas in exercise science and pre-physical therapy.

As a kinesiology major, you will take classes such as:

  • Physiology of Exercise
  • Anatomical Kinesiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Graded Exercise Testing


Exercise Science - The Exercise Science option prepares students to work in the health/fitness industry or to work with athletes in a non-school setting.  Students take courses in the biological and physical sciences in preparation for their coursework in the Exercise Science program. The program curriculum emphasizes the anatomy, physiology, and mechanics of human movement. Laboratory activities provide hands-on experiences with equipment commonly used in the field.  

Pre-Physical Therapy - The Pre-Physical Therapy (PT) program is designed for students who, after completing their bachelor’s degree, wish to become licensed physical therapists by entering an accredited PT school. Our curriculum includes the required courses for admission to the PT school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). 


Median national salary for Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Program Highlights

  • Small Classes - most are under 20 students
  • Transfer-Friendly University - apply your community college courses toward a bachelor's degree
  • Personalized Advising - Faculty work with you one-on-one to schedule classes that meet your career goals



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