B.S. in Exercise Science, Pre-Physical Therapy Track

Program Overview

Immaculata's Exercise Science B.S. with a Pre-Physical Therapy track is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in physical therapy, exercise physiology or related fields in exercise science. This interdisciplinary program includes math and science courses to provide a diverse background in preparation for graduate school. You will also gain hands-on experience through internships in the area's finest hospitals, corporate fitness businesses, and training and fitness centers to prepare you for employment.

You may also be interested in Immaculata's partnership program with Thomas Jefferson University, allowing you to earn a B.S. in Exercise Science from Immaculata and complete your Doctor of Physical Therapy at TJU.

Career Potential

As people in the 21st century become increasingly aware of the benefits of good health and fitness habits, the demand for trained practitioners in the field of exercise science will continue to expand. With a strong interdisciplinary background and a science-based major, our well-rounded graduates are equipped with the skills to pursue a variety of different specialties, such as:  

  • Strength and conditioning specialists for sports teams or fitness centers
  • Exercise specialists in cardiac rehabilitation centers
  • Certified exercise physiologists (B.S. or M.S. degree)
  • Physical therapists
  • Physical therapy assistants or aides

 

Curriculum

Internships

At Immaculata, you can get a hands-on internship within a specialized area, providing you with invaluable training. Our close proximity to Philadelphia's finest hospitals, rehabilitation centers, fitness centers, sport training centers and professional sport teams enable our students to engage in learning opportunities that will expand their skills in the latest technology to meet the demands of the 21st century.  

Our students have completed internships at the following locations:

  • National Institute of Health
  • NovaCare Rehabilitation
  • Endurance Physical Therapy
  • Chester County Hospital
  • Parisi Speed Training School
  • Lightning Fast Training Systems
  • Planet Fitness
  • United Sports Training Center
  • Ed Snyder Youth Hockey Foundation
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • Philadelphia Flyers
  • Philadelphia 76ers
  • Camden River Sharks
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

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1145 King Road, Immaculata, PA. 19345 p. 610-647-4400 or call toll-free: 1-877-42 TODAY
Federal Compliance Links | Clery | Employment
Immaculata University | Copyright ©2015 All Rights Reserved