Health, Physical Education & Sport Sciences

School of Health, Physical Education and Sport Sciences
Lou Higgins Center
(440) 826-3175


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Exercise Science

Conditioning to counseling to coaching...exercise science is a dynamic and diverse career field that is rapidly growing. Program and people-focused, exercise science is a comprehensive study in movement, motivation, fitness and physiology.

Strong academics

Our comprehensive program goes beyond the basics to develop insights and competencies that will enable you to lead as well as succeed in corporate, community and commercial settings.

What is unique about the BW Exercise Science program?

BW had been one of only five schools in Ohio to receive an endorsement for its program in Exercise Science by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Currently, endorsement is shifting to accreditation and the Baldwin Wallace Exercise Science program is continuing the self-study phase of the accreditation process.

The student passage rate for the ACSM Health and Fitness Specialist Exam was 90% (1st time) and for students seeking certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Exam the passage rate has been 100% (1st time).

Students majoring in Exercise Science have the opportunity to work on independent or team-based research with oversight by a faculty member. This research ranges from development of sports-specific techniques for athletes to understanding the behavioral motivation to maintain an exercise program.


Nearby to Cleveland and its range of hospitals, corporations and public health organizations, BW's location is suited to a range of internship possibilities. In addition, we have community outreach initiatives, study abroad programs and student organizations that can help you develop your career potential.

Pre-Physical Therapy/Exercise Science Student Organization

The Pre-Physical Therapy / Exercise Science Student Organization is a Student Senate-funded group designed for any HPE major interested in Health Promotion, Exercise Science, Pre-Physical Therapy or Athletic Training. The purpose of the club is to provide students with educational opportunities to enhance their knowledge of the physical therapy and exercise science profession. The programming helps students develop skills required for their chosen profession, prepare students for entry into the workforce and also to inform students about the requirements for graduate and professional programs.

Offered as a major.


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