Exercise Science

Department of Exercise Science

Bloomsburg University's Department of Exercise Science offers undergraduate and graduate programs accredited by recognized organizations, such as the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, as well as supports requirements for education majors and staffs BU's athletic programs.

The clinical athletic training program, accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, is one of only 23 athletic training programs in the U.S. accredited at the master's entry-level.

As a leading university in this field, BU offers graduate study in exercise science and athletic training involving clinical and research internships to encompass the full spectrum of health, including cardiac rehabilitation, physiological assessment and training for optimal performance. Student factors that suggest a high probability of success in:

  • strong interpersonal skills
  • an intense desire to help others
  • versatility in individual skill and fitness abilities
  • strength in sciences, particularly in anatomy and physiology

Faculty offer advisement to assist students in tailoring a specific program of study to prepare for career objectives.

Why major in exercise science?

Exercise science lends itself well to research for students with so many possibilities to test relatable theories, while having fun doing it!

Department Chairperson
  Andrea Fradkin | 570-389-5363
Graduate Program Coordinator
  Joseph Andreacci | 570-389-5340
Clinical Athletic Training Coordinator
  Joe Hazzard | 570-389-4367
Department Secretary
  Wendy Hoyt | 570-389-3959

Exercise Science

121 Centennial Hall
Fax: 570-389-5047
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Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs   Clinical Athletic Training Accreditation

BU's undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). During the 2017-18 academic year, this program reported the following outcomes:

  • Overall retention rate: 80.o percent
  • National certification exam pass rate: 100.0 percent
  • Students who were rated “exceptional” by their internship sites: 92.3 percent
  • Graduate placement rate: 100.0 percent (53.6 percent secured full time employment; 46.4 percent were accepted into a graduate program to continue their education)