Exercise Physiology Program

Pre-professional track

From athletic performance and dance to physical therapy and rehabilitation, the field of exercise physiology is as flexible as the human body. Whether you aspire to become a physical therapist, athletic trainer, researcher, rehabilitation specialist, or beyond, as an exercise physiologist, you'll help your patients improve their health, boost their athletic performance, prevent injuries, recover from surgery, and more.

Hamline’s exercise physiology pre-health advising program makes you a competitive applicant for graduate school. We make sure you get hands-on experience in the skills you need for a career in exercise physiology, and we support your continued education plans with mentorship and advising.

Prerequisite coursework

Hamline’s exercise physiology pre-health advising program is not a major. We encourage students to major in a subject they are interested in and work with program advisors to identify and complete coursework that will prepare them to apply to graduate school. 

Most graduate programs in exercise physiology, physical therapy, or athletic training require a year of biology with labs, a year of chemistry with labs, a year of physics with labs, and statistics. Many professional programs also require basic research experience and a minimum number of internship or shadowing hours. Specific prerequisite course listings vary between institutions and depend on your area of interest. Please check admission requirements for the schools of your choice.

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