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.
Save time and money with accelerated programs that let you earn a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science 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:
- Community health
- Physical education
- 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, resistance training, and exercise physiology.
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.
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
Projected job growth by 2026
Average salary for the first year following graduation
Exercise Science 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
“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
Hofstra's BS in Exercise Science 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?
Katie Sell, PhD
Professor of Health Professions
Program Coordinator, BS in Exercise Science