Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science


College of Rehabilitation Sciences


Bachelor of Science


4 Years


East Falls


On Campus

Starting Term


Contact Information

Name: Stephen Thomas, PhD, ATC
  • Chair
  • Associate Professor
Position: Department of Exercise Science

4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

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Designed for high school graduates interested in pursuing a career in health and fitness. This program provides a high-quality educational experience that couples both classroom and hands-on educational experiences necessary to obtain employment in a variety of health and fitness settings, including:

  • Personal training
  • Strength coach
  • Corporate Wellness
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Clinical exercise specialist
  • Human Performance
  • Sport scientist


Students complete four years of exercise science education and hands-on coursework for 135 credits.

Jefferson exercise science students learn hands-on skills with a health and fitness professional during two part-time 16-week internships at affiliate sites.

Our affiliate sites include cardiac rehabilitation, fitness centers, sports performance centers, personal training facilities, and sports science.