Exercise Science Department

The Exercise Science Department at Shippensburg University trains the next generation of exercise scientists to understand how and why exercise is used for the prevention, management, and treatment of numerous health problems along with how to improve physical fitness to maximize performance. For these reasons, Exercise Science is a top major for acceptance into several master's and doctoral graduate programs, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant, and athletic training. Exercise Science is also the ideal choice for anyone interested in careers in fitness and performance enhancement, including strength and conditioning and personal training.

Our students succeed at Ship, in various careers and in graduate programs because of:

  • Small class sizes resulting in personal attention from expert faculty
  • Hands-on experiences that include internships, student groups, lab-based coursework and research opportunities both on campus and at regional conferences
  • Leadership, networking and professional development opportunities