Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiology Studies is a major program that focuses on the scientific study of the physiological processes involved in physical or motor activity, including sensorimotor interactions, response mechanisms, and the effects of injury, disease, and disability.

A major program in Exercise Physiology Studies will likely include courses in muscular and skeletal anatomy; molecular and cellular basis of muscle contraction; fuel utilization; neurophysiology of motor mechanics; systemic physiological responses (respiration, blood flow, endocrine secretions, and others); fatigue and exhaustion; muscle and body training; physiology of specific exercises and activities; physiology of injury; and the effects of disabilities and disease.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Exercise Physiology Studies (use the College Search feature and enter " Exercise Physiology Studies " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Exercise Physiology Studies?

With a degree in Exercise Physiology Studies, you will most likely have a career as an exercise physiologist, coach, personal trainer, sports scout, or other position that helps people pursue a healthier life.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Exercise Physiology Studies:

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

 

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