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. 

 

Curriculum

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

 

Minors

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:

  • Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center
  • Developmental Disabilities Institute Inc.
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Long Island State Veterans Home
  • Mount Sinai Health System
  • Nassau County Department of Human Services
  • Northwell Health

 

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.

 

91%

Job, grad school, or both

 

15%

Projected job growth by 2026

 

$47K

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:

  • S.T.A.R.S. Sports Training and Rehabilitation Services
  • Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • NYU Langone Hospital - Long Island
  • Catholic Health
  • AmeriCorps VISTA
  • Nassau County Department of Health

Those pursuing graduate degrees study at:

  • Georgetown University
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • New York University
  • Seton Hall University
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

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