The exercise science major curriculum is derived from the national standards as set forth by the gold standard organizations in our field - the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). The exercise science major is attractive to students who have an interest in sports, exercise, health fields, personal training, and corporate fitness and wellness positions. Our major also prepares students for graduate studies in physical therapy, athletic training, occupational therapy, or sports medicine. Our rigorous curriculum prepares students to take nationally accredited certification exams for the NSCA – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and the ACSM - Certified Exercise Physiologist (C-EP). Salem offers both a bachelor of arts (BA) and a bachelor of science (BS) in exercise science.

Exercise Science students gathered around cyclist