Exercise Science B.S.

School of Health + Science

Understanding the Human Body

Crown’s Exercise Science degree prepares students to go directly into the field or pursue graduate programs in exercise physiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy or athletic training.

With an exercise science degree, students in the program will cover multiple specialty areas including anatomy and physiology, public health, physical therapy, occupational therapy and more.

Why study Exercise Science at Crown?

State-of-the-art Human Performance Lab

Use equipment used by Olympic level athletes.

Prepared for Graduate School

Curriculum designed to meet all pre-requisites for entrance into graduate school

Up-to-date information

Learn from faculty that are active within current clinical/rehabilitation roles.

I have the opportunity to not just be in a caring community, but a community that fosters the same values and faith. There are so many different perspectives here from students and professors, and it creates so many opportunities to grow.

Being at Crown makes you want to stay at Crown for the rest of your life; but being at Crown also gets you excited for what God is preparing you to do after college, too.

Nora Xiong


Exercise Physiologist
Personal Trainer
Sports Coach

Advanced Degrees

Physical Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Exercise Science

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Aaron Aslakson

Director of Exercise Science

Dr. Cassandra Woodland

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

Preview of Courses

SCI 219 - Medical Terminology

This course introduces students to the language of medicine. Word building, analyzing, and defining exercises are used to learn medical terms built from word parts. Memorizing and recalling are used for medical terms not built from word parts. Spelling, pronunciation, and practical application is emphasized. Students will learn to use and understand medical terminology and the word parts used to build words in simulated real-world contexts.

SCI 261 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I

The structure and function of the human body are studied in detail. Topics covered include cells, tissues, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, and nervous system. In addition to the regularly scheduled lecture periods there will be one laboratory per week. Laboratories include exercises on microscopy, histology, bone and muscle anatomy.

SCI 379 - Exercise Physiology

A study of the body’s physiological responses to exercise and various environments with specific detail given to the musculoskeletal, respiratory and neurological systems. Additional considerations will be given to the physiology of health, fitness and performance. Current principles and theories are presented through laboratory experiments, diagnostic techniques, and practical applications.


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