Undergraduate Programs in

Exercise Physiology

Use your passion for health and fitness to develop effective, science-based programs for individuals, schools, and workplaces that help improve productivity, fight disease, and inspire clients to make meaningful change in their physical and emotional well-being. 



Learn scientific concepts of fitness, exercise, disease risk reduction, and nutrition, as well as techniques used to evaluate health status. Design a course of study based on your interests and career goals.   


Dual-Degree Programs

Save time and money with accelerated programs that let you earn a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology and a graduate degree in programs such as:

  • Master of Science in Sports Science
  • Master of Public Health 
  • Master of Health Administration



You can also pursue minors that will complement your career interests, in areas such as:

  • Business
  • Dance
  • Community Health
  • Physical Education
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology 
  • Disability studies


Learn from Experts

You’ll study under the guidance of dedicated faculty mentors who are both practitioners and scholars, and who have expertise in areas such as sports nutrition, analysis of movement, kinesiology, strength and conditioning, and resistance training.

The Student Experience

Explore potential career paths, develop valuable workplace skills, and build a network of professional contacts through internships, field experiences, and campus organizations. 

Students have recently interned at:

  • Bristal Assistant Living
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Nassau County Department of Health
  • Northwell Health
  • NYU Winthrop Hospital
  • Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation
  • S.T.A.R.S. Physical Therapy
  • Suffolk County Medical Examiner
  • The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
  • U.S. Department of Justice


You will also complete a senior-year field experience at approved fitness/wellness centers or in programs related to strength and conditioning, physical therapy, corporate fitness, and cardiac rehabilitation. 

Pre-professional clubs such as the Hofstra Athletic Training Society (HATS) and Exercise Is Medicine, as well as various intramural and club sports, spirit support, and recreational activities, can help you connect with students who have similar interests. 


The Outlook

Your degree gives you numerous career options and will prepare you to take certification exams and pursue advanced degrees in fields such as sports science, physical therapy, occupational therapy, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, and other health and wellness disciplines.



Job, grad school, or both. Of those students reporting employment, 100% responded within three months of graduating from Hofstra.



Projected job growth by 2030



Average salary for the first year following graduation


Alumni Success

Exercise Physiology students are well prepared to excel in either the workplace or in advanced degree programs at prestigious institutions.

Recent alumni work at organizations such as:

  • CityMD Urgent Care
  • Developmental Disabilities Institute, Inc.
  • Equinox Fitness Club
  • Hackensack UMC Fitness & Wellness Powered by the Giants
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Long Island FQHC Inc.
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Nassau County Department of Health
  • Northwell Health

Those pursuing graduate degrees study at:

  • Albany Medical College
  • Boston University
  • Drexel University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Howard University
  • Icahn School of Medicine
  • Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
  • New York University
  • Yale University

One-on-One Mentoring


“The faculty challenge students to make clinical decisions and are always open to answering questions.” 

-- Maria Pettet '17, now pursuing a Doctor of Physical Therapy 

Nationally Recognized

Hofstra's BS in Exercise Physiology is officially recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a preparatory program for the field of strength and conditioning.

Questions about our program?

Contact Us

Katie Sell, PhD
Professor of Allied Health and Kinesiology
Program Coordinator, BS in Exercise Physiology