Earn Your Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science from University of Southern Maine.

The University of Southern Maine’s Exercise Science program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and the Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (CoAES). The American College of Sports Medicine is a sponsoring organization of the CoAES. We are the only program in the state of Maine that has achieved this distinction.Protect your educational investment by attending a CAAHEP Accredited Program! 

Starting in 2027, students will be Required to graduate from a CAAHEP Accredited Exercise Science program to be eligible for advanced ACSM national certifications in Exercise Science.

Future Careers in Exercise Science

  • Physical therapy
  • Athletic Training 
  • Occupational therapy
  • Chiropractic medicine
  • Cardiac/pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Exercise science research
  • Nutrition
  • Clinical technician
  • Personal Trainer
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Health and Wellness
  • Sport Equipment Sales
  • Pharmaceutical or medical equipment sales
  • Fitness management
  • Teaching K-12

Course of Study

You’ll be in a flexible, broad-based program that combines major courses with a number of electives. Classes emphasize current research as well as its practical application. Core courses in exercise science are combined with classes in other disciplines such as Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and general sciences, Social sciences, and Applied sciences.

Internships in Exercise Science

Internships in Exercise Science include cardiac rehabilitation, physical therapy offices, personal training faculties, strength and conditioning experiences, local schools, and camps. Students get hands-on experience with experienced site supervisors for their future jobs or graduate programs.

Program Outcomes