The science of health, wellness and sports performance is becoming more important and relevant in our daily lives. At the center of this is exercise and movement science. Exercise scientists work to maximize athletic performance while minimizing injury regardless of sport. Whether you’re interested in traditional sports, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) or wellness activities like yoga, a degree in exercise and movement science will separate you from others and put you on a path to helping individuals stay fit, active and healthy.

St. Francis College is ranked at the top of the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings in several categories:

                  • #12 in Best Value Schools
                  • #11 in Best Colleges for Veterans
                  • #4 in Top Performers on Social Mobility
                  • #15 in Regional Colleges North

St. Francis College is ranked at the top of the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings in several categories:

#12 in Best Value Schools

#11 in Best Colleges for Veterans

#4 in Top Performers on Social Mobility

#15 in Regional Colleges North

Classes start July 12, 2022.

Application Deadline: June 28, 2022
Small Class Sizes
Tuition
$450 / credit hour
Program Length 121 Credit Hours

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Transfer-friendly program (up to 98 credits)
Financial aid available to those who qualify

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Program Overview

Core Curriculum

Course Name Credit Hours
Introduction to Exercise and Movement Science 3
Measurement and Evaluation 3
Biomechanics 3
Organization and Administration in Exercise and Movement Science 3
Physiology of Exercise 3
Exercise and Sport Nutrition 3
Strength and Conditioning 2
Special Topics in Exercise and Movement Science 3
Behavior Change Strategies 3
Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription 3
Exercise & Movement Science Practicum 3
Exercise & Movement Science Capstone 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Communication 3
Humanities 24
Mathematics 6
Sciences 18
Religion 6
Fine Arts 3
Electives
Elective Coursework 28
  • $450 per credit hour
  • Military: $400 per credit hour
  • 121 credit hours
  • Transfer up to 98 credit hours

Freshman Admissions Requirements
Applicants seeking a bachelor’s degree must present an official transcript from an approved secondary school.

Students who do not possess a high school diploma must present a recognized High School Equivalency Diploma transcript of their NY State (or other) General Education test scores and a copy of their GED certificate. The total score must be a minimum 2250, with a recommended minimum score of 450 on each individual part of the test.

Transfer Students
Transfer students seeking a bachelor’s degree must present an official transcript of all previous undergraduate course work.

Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA below a 2.0 can be conditionally admitted on a case by case basis.

There are a variety of careers available for those who achieve their Bachelors of Science in Exercise & Movement Science. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for fitness trainers and instructors are expected to grow 15% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for other industries.

Within the exercise science field, graduates can pursue careers as:

While some may require extra certification or experience, a Bachelors of Science in Exercise & Movement Science will put you on the right track to meeting your goals.

At St. Francis College, we make it easy for you to see what credits you can earn from past college credit, work experience, specialized skills and training, and military service. You’ll have your own personal counselor to guide you through the process and uncover opportunities to maximize transfer credit.

We accept up to 98 credit hours of transfer credit toward a bachelor’s degree. That’s 77% of the credit you need! You could be just 30 credits away from graduation. Transfer student scholarships are also available.

Tuition Discount
Active duty military and veterans are eligible to receive a $50/credit-hour tuition discount, lowering their tuition to $400/credit hour.

Military Experience Credit
All branches of the military can receive credits for training, whether active duty, reserve or National Guard: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, Army Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Navy Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Army, and Air National Guard.

  • 5 credits: Honorably discharged veterans or active duty service members who have completed six to eighteen months of active service in either the U.S. Armed Forces or those of another country may be granted five (5) credits of elective requirements toward a degree.
  • 10 credits: Those who have completed more than 18 months of service may be awarded 10 credits of electives.

Additionally, ACE equivalency credits may be granted with the submission of an official military (JST, AARTS, SMART, CGI) transcript.

Summer 1 Start Date: May 13, 2022

Application Deadline: April 29, 2022

Core Curriculum

Introduction to Exercise and Movement Science

Measurement and Evaluation

Biomechanics

Organization and Administration in Exercise and Movement Science

Physiology of Exercise

Exercise and Sport Nutrition

Strength and Conditioning

Special Topics in Exercise and Movement Science

Behavior Change Strategies

Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription

Exercise & Movement Science Practicum

Exercise & Movement Science Capstone

Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum

  • Communication: 3 Credit Hours
  • Humanities: 24 Credit Hours
  • Mathematics: 6 Credit Hours
  • Sciences: 18 Credit Hours
  • Religion: 6 Credit Hours
  • Fine Arts: 3 Credit Hours

Electives

Elective Coursework: 28 Credit Hours

  • $450 per credit hour
  • Military at an level: $400 per credit hour
  • 121 credit hours
  • Transfer up to 98 credit hours

Freshman Admissions Requirements
Applicants seeking a bachelor’s degree must present an official transcript from an approved secondary school.

Students who do not possess a high school diploma must present a recognized High School Equivalency Diploma transcript of their NY State (or other) General Education test scores and a copy of their GED certificate. The total score must be a minimum 2250, with a recommended minimum score of 450 on each individual part of the test.

Transfer Students
Transfer students seeking a bachelor’s degree must present an official transcript of all previous undergraduate course work.

Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA below a 2.0 can be conditionally admitted on a case by case basis.

At St. Francis College, we make it easy for you to see what credits you can earn from past college credit, work experience, specialized skills and training, and military service. You’ll have your own personal counselor to guide you through the process and uncover opportunities to maximize transfer credit.

We accept up to 98 credit hours of transfer credit toward a bachelor’s degree. That’s 77% of the credit you need! You could be just 30 credits away from graduation. Transfer student scholarships are also available.

Military Experience Credit
All branches of the military can receive credits for training, whether active duty, reserve or National Guard: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, Army Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Navy Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Army, and Air National Guard.

  • 5 credits: Honorably discharged veterans or active duty service members who have completed six to eighteen months of active service in either the U.S. Armed Forces or those of another country may be granted five (5) credits of elective requirements toward a degree.
  • 10 credits: Those who have completed more than 18 months of service may be awarded 10 credits of electives.

Additionally, ACE equivalency credits may be granted with the submission of an official military (JST, AARTS, SMART, CGI) transcript.

Spring 2 Start Date: March 21, 2022

Application Deadline: March 7, 2022

Multiple Areas of Study in One Curriculum

Our online Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Movement Science will provide you with a well-rounded curriculum covering topics like:

Kinesiology

Course No. EXM-2208
An introduction to the study of human movement. Sub-disciplines of musculoskeletal system; exercise physiology; implications for physical education teaching and sport performance training; movement issues across the life span.

Biomechanics

Course No. EXM-3200
An introduction to kinetic and kinematic principles applied to sports and human movement. Topics include the study of the structure and functions of the body using the principles of physics and engineering.

Physiology of Exercise

Course No. EXM-3305
This course provides students with an overview of how physical training affects the human body. Topics include weight training, principles of training, as well as aerobic and anaerobic changes that occur from a training stimulus.

Psychology of Sport

Course No. EXM-4616
Introduction to psychological concepts applied to sport and physical activity. The effects of thoughts, feelings, and beliefs on athletic performance; various behavioral interventions for performance enhancement; peak performance state; team dynamics; team cohesion; coach leadership style and decision making; motivation; arousal control; concentration and attention control; anxiety-performance relationship.

Meet Some of Your Instructors

John McNamara, PhD
John McNamara, PhDProfessor
Dr. John McNamara received his doctorate in kinesiology from Temple University in Philadelphia. He is a Level One Certified Olympic Weightlifting Coach and holds NSCA CSCS and CPT certifications. His areas of research include…

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Gerard Shaw, EdD
Gerard Shaw, EdDAssociate Professor
Professor Shaw’s background is in athletics and physical education. He earned both a doctorate in sport psychology and master’s degree in exercise physiology from Columbia University, Teacher’s…

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