• Exercise Science at Hamline

    The Exercise Science major is designed to prepare students to pursue professional studies in Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy, graduate studies in Exercise Science/Physiology, or for successful careers in the health and wellness area. The program is in the Biology Department and is solidly based in the natural sciences.

    • An exercise science major prepares students to work in clinical or academic settings or for careers in fitness instruction, scientific research, and nutrition.

    • All exercise and sports science majors are required to participate in an internship and/or student teaching. The Twin Cities offer countless opportunities with physical therapy and cardiac rehabilitation clinics, nutrition centers, biomechanical research firms, health and wellness centers, and the fitness industry.

    • In addition to their studies, majors are active in Hamline’s 19 intercollegiate athletic teams, as well as in the university’s extensive intramural and club sports program that includes competitive men’s and women’s lacrosse, Ultimate Frisbee, and men’s hockey teams.

    • The exercise science major begins with a set of core courses covering the basic sciences and statistics. From there students choose elective courses that meet their personal goals. Disciplines such as biology, chemistry, psychology, and public health sciences offer a range of suitable courses and/or minor options, as well as the pre-health track.

    Learning Outcomes

    The purpose of learning outcomes at Hamline University is to ensure that our mission and values are realized in what our graduating students know, value, and can do. View all learning programs for Exercise Science.

  • News


    President Fayneese Miller spoke with the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal about Hamline's commitment to aligning its degree offerings with the evolving needs of its students.


    Professor Lisa Ferguson-Stegall, exercise science and public health sciences students, and Professor Kathy Thomsen published research in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health about the benefit of music-based movement training in an older cohort.

    Undergrad Research at NCUR

    A group of 36 Hamline students are in Memphis, Tennessee to present their collaborative research at the 31st annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). Students present original research with topics spanning across a variety of disciplines and programs, from social justice to business, and biology to history.