Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management

School of Applied Sciences, University of Mississippi

Welcome to Exercise Science


The Exercise Science program at The University of Mississippi prepares students for a broad range of health and fitness related professions through a curriculum that focuses

on the applied sciences of exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor control, and the psychology of exercise behavior.  Furthermore, the curriculum ensures that students are presented with the most contemporary issues and trends in the application of exercise for weight management, cardiopulmonary health, maintenance of functional movement throughout the lifespan, and the application of exercise science to athletic performance.

Students who graduate with a degree in Exercise Science often continue to study in areas such as medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, psychology, athletic training, nutrition, and education.  In addition, students can find employment as group exercise instructors, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation specialists, employee fitness coordinators, personal trainers, and strength and conditioning coaches.  Graduate study in Exercise Science provides a focused scientific examination into a specific topic in exercise science.  The mentor driven approach provides students with an opportunity for in-depth study of an application of exercise to an area of health and/or human performance.

The degrees provided in the Exercise Science program at The University of Mississippi provide students with an excellent background for understanding the human body at rest and in motion.