As an exercise science major at Merrimack College, you’ll explore the anatomical, biomedical and physiological basis of exercise and human movement. Designed to deepen your understanding how physical activity affects health and disease, you’ll develop a toolkit for teaching others, changing behaviors and improving lives.

When you graduate from the exercise science program, you’ll be ready for whatever path you choose. Want to dive into your professional career? You can pursue positions in fields like health promotion; strength and conditioning; and personal training. Thinking about graduate or continued studies? You’ll be qualified to take the National Strength and Conditioning Association and American College of Sports Medicine exams, so you can go on to work in areas like physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, public health, or biomedical science. Use the Career Insight tool below to see real-time labor market data on jobs in this field.