Department of Exercise Science
Our faculty provide the core foundation for the educational programs by: 1) putting our students first and caring for not only their education but also their health and wellbeing, 2) being great instructors that make learning fun, and 3) conducting high-quality scientific research that continually gets incorporated into the curriculum to provide the most up-to-date evidence-based knowledge. Our programs also include a variety of hands-on clinical educational experiences that allow students to gain practical knowledge working with real patients and clients.
Collectively, the Department of Exercise Science at Thomas Jefferson University provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the very competitive health and fitness job market.
Degrees & Programs
Division of Athletic Training
Athletic Trainers are healthcare professionals who render service or treatment, under the direction of or in collaboration with a physician, in accordance with their education and the states' statutes, rules and regulations. Jefferson offers two programs: an expedited five-year BS/ MS Health Sciences and Athletic Training program; and as an entry-level MS in Athletic Training graduate program.
This 1,864 square foot classroom is dedicated to practical clinical assessment, examination, and treatment instruction in both exercise science and athletic training courses. It houses 10 standard treatment tables and 4 hi-low power treatment tables. Students have access to state-of-art equipment dedicated to emergency care, clinical assessment, treatment, therapeutic modalities and rehabilitation.
This 614 square foot classroom is dedicated to fitness and strength and conditioning programing and instruction. It houses 2 Hammer Strength® Power Racks, Life Fitness® row and leg machines, numerous adjustable dumbbells, safety squat bars, hexagon deadlift bars, kettlebells, TRX® suspension systems, plyometric balls, Force Hooks, Gym Aware, hand held and grip dynamometers, and Exxentric® flywheel trainer.
This 719 square foot classroom is dedicated to clinical exercise physiology testing. It houses a ParvoMedics TrueOne 2400 Metabolic cart with a TrackMaster® Treadmill, a Monark 828E SubMax VO2 Cycle Ergometer, Nasiff CardioCard® ECG Resting/Stress Testing Bluetooth® System, diagnostic ultrasound units, blood glucose and lactate meters, automated blood pressure systems, peak flow meters, bioimpedance body fat meters, Lange Skinfold calipers, and BodyMetrix™ Ultrasound Body Composition System.