Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Exercise Science

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

The B.S. in Exercise Science from Loyola's Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing prepares students for myriad health and exercise related fields.  Graduates can look forward to careers in adult fitness and personal training; assessment, design, and implementation of individual and group exercise; and fitness programs for healthy people and those with controlled disease.  Through coursework and hands-on experience, students will develop skills in evaluating health behaviors and risk factors, conducting fitness assessments, writing appropriate exercise prescriptions, and motivating individuals to modify negative health behaviors.

The curriculum is comprised of three components:

  • The University Core Curriculum
  • Prerequisite courses that prepare students to excel in the Exercise Science Program
  • Major courses that focus on one or more elements of Exercise Science.

In addition to classroom-based instruction, this program also expects students to complete an internship or practicum-based course.