Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science


  • East Falls Campus
  • College of Rehabilitation Sciences

Degree Earned

  • Bachelor of Science

Program Type

  • On Campus


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 that are interested in pursuing a career in the 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 course work for a total of 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.