Exercise Science B.S.

School of Health + Science

Understanding the Human Body

Crown’s Exercise Science degree prepares students to enter the field directly or pursue graduate programs in exercise physiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or athletic training. The program covers multiple specialty areas, including anatomy and physiology, public health, strength and conditioning, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and more. 

Why study Exercise Science at Crown?

Immersive Experience

Learn in a State-of-the-art Human Performance Lab. Use equipment used by Olympic-level athletes including, COSMED Metabolic Cart, BOD POD, Dartfish Biomechanical Software, and a Velotron Wingate Anaerobic Analysis.

Graduate School Preparation

Curriculum designed to meet all prerequisites for entrance into graduate school. Students are equipped to take the next steps in their academic and professional journeys.

Expert Faculty Practitioners

Currently active within the field, the faculty who lead the program have excellent scholarship and experience in the exercise science world.

I love that Crown has challenged me bother spiritually and academically. My time here has allowed me to interact with outstanding professors who guide me closer to the Lord and continually push me to be the best version of myself. Because of the skill and support of my professors, I have amazing opportunities ahead of me! I get to pursue a career I love with confidence that my education has prepared me for life outside of college.

Natalie Mathews


Exercise Physiologist
Personal Trainer
Strength and Conditioning Coach

Preparation for Advanced Degrees

Physical Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Exercise Science

Meet the Dean

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Aaron Aslakson

Director of Exercise Science

Dr. Cassandra Woodland

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

Preview of Courses

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 326 - Biomechanics

Students will examine structure and function, as it relates to the mechanical principles of human movement. Topics will include the study of the muscular and skeletal system during sport, exercise, and everyday movement patterns. Additionally, students will utilize biomechanical computer software to analyze various sport skills and exercise related motion.

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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