Department of Exercise Science

Exercise Science at Thomas Jefferson University

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, which is 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 actual patients and clients.

Our Department of Exercise Science provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the competitive health and fitness job market. Learn more from Department Chair Stephen Thomas, PhD, ATC, in this accompanying video.

Video: I Am an Exercise Science Major

Learn more from our Exercise Science students, who share their perspectives on Jefferson's community atmosphere, helping improve lives, accelerated and graduate programs, as well as immersive and career opportunities — including in athletic training, personal training, occupational therapy and physical therapy.


Our Facilities

On our Jefferson East Falls Campus, our exercise science students attend class in rooms dedicated to clinical assessment, examination and treatment. Our classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art exercise physiology instruments. 


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 pathways to obtain your MSAT: an expedited five-year BS/ MSAT path through either a bachelor's of Exercise or Health Sciences or a traditional graduate program entry to our Master's in Athletic Training program.