Exercise Science

Our exercise science program prepares you to manage lifelong health and fitness programs for individuals and organizations. You’ll learn the basic concepts and principles relating to human motor behavior, including understanding the role of fitness and exercise in the treatment, management and prevention of injury. Upon completion of our program, you’ll have the foundational framework you need to obtain professional certifications or continue your education.

Why a degree in Exercise Science from Missouri Valley?

The exercise program at MVC, gives you the opportunity to develop fitness and human performance plans that are used by individuals and athletic teams. This real-life opportunity to coordinate a fitness program helps students learn techniques in cardiovascular fitness, strength training, flexibility, agility and body composition. Our program is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as an Education Recognition Program, ensuring excellence for students in the classroom, as well as long-term professional success after graduation.

Career Possibilities

  • Pre-Health Professional (Pre-Physical Therapy or Athletic Training)
  • Corporate Wellness
  • Fitness Training
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach

Graduate Program Possibilities

  • Athletic Training
  • Clinical Exercise Physiologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Chiropractic Medicine

Courses & Concentrations

Degree in Exercise Science

In addition to exercise science courses, students take courses in biology, physical education and business.

Minor in Exercise Science

An exercise science minor complements degrees like athletic training and sports management. Requirements include 18 hours of exercise science courses.


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Faculty

David Tomchuk
Assistant Professor, Health Sciences Division
Clinical Education Coordinator
Athletic Training Program Director
Richelle Perkins
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Instructor, Health Sciences Division
Instructor of Education
Zachary Glenn
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Instructor, Health Sciences Division
Vince Fedorowich
Head Athletic Trainer
Instructor, Health Sciences Division
Dan Dieringer
Assistant Professor, Health Sciences Division
Jenalee Cologna
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Instructor, Health Sciences Division
Jake Bellon
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Instructor, Health Sciences Division
John Bartholomew
Chair of the Division of Health and Sciences Division
Assistant Professor, Health Sciences

Exercise Science Beyond the Classroom


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