Expanding your education can be a big decision, and the more information you have, the better. We’ve compiled here some of the top questions we hear from our prospective students to our online Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Movement Science. We hope these FAQs can help you decide if St. Francis College Brooklyn is the school for you.

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Rooted in the vibrant community of Brooklyn Heights and minutes from Manhattan, St. Francis College is the Small College of Big Dreams. For 160 years, St. Francis has provided an affordable, quality education to students of all racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. At St. Francis, differing views and ideas are not only accepted, but encouraged and celebrated. 

St. Francis is extremely proud of its 21 NCAA Division I athletic teams, including the recent NEC Champion Men’s and Women’s Basketball team, two time NEC Champions Men’s Soccer team, Women’s Volleyball and the nationally ranked Men’s Water Polo and Women’s Bowling teams. If you’re interested in Exercise and Movement Science, you will probably be glad to know there will be many sports teams to cheer on. Whether from the field, the sidelines or your living room, you’ll always have the chance to showcase some Terrier pride!

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. From kinesiology to biochemanics, this field focuses on the foundations of human movement to understand basic functions, healing, and athletic optimization.

Whether you’re interested in traditional sports, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) or wellness activities like yoga or pilates, 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.

This program is 100% online so you can shape your education around your schedule. Courses are asynchronous, meaning you can log on to watch your lectures whenever you have the time. This way, your class is available to you wherever you have Wifi, whether it’s between work shifts or after running errands.

Class sizes are small so you can connect with your classmates, even virtually. By design, you will continue to see the same people throughout the program so you can form long-lasting study groups and academic communities

As for subject matter, the Exercise and Movement Science BS covers broad courses like Community Health and Physiology of Learning, as well as tailored course topics like Exercise Programming for Special Populations and Legal Aspects of Exercise and Movement Science. The curriculum is structured this way so you understand the core foundations, but can take advantage of relevant industry information.

St. Francis College’s generous transfer credit policies allow you to use credits from past college classes, work experience, specialized skills and training, and military service, and then count them toward your degree. 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. 

You’ll have your own personal counselor to guide you through the process to uncover opportunities for earning transfer credit, but here are some of the things you could earn credit for:

  • Some level of understanding of another language.
  • Better-than-average knowledge of math, chemistry, psychology, history or business.
  • On-the-job training or individual reading to advance knowledge.
  • College-level course in high school.
  • Advanced Placement Test.
  • Some college, whether regionally or nationally accredited.
  • Active duty military or a veteran.
  • Above-average writing skills.
  • International Baccalaureate Program.

Ninety-seven percent of SFC students receive some form of financial aid, making St. Francis one of the most affordable private colleges in New York City.

Most students do not pay the total degree cost. Depending on your level of transfer credit, you could pay 77% less than full tuition.

The Exercise and Movement Science program is also eligible for financial aid, offers scholarships, and accepts federal and state grants. Military benefits include automatic transfer credits.

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 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 may be conditionally admitted on a case-by-case basis.

To apply for the Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Movement Science, follow these three steps:

  1. Apply for Undergraduate Admission: Complete a free application here.
  2. Submit Documentation: Here is where enrollment specialists can confirm your eligibility as well as evaluate your transfer credits.
  3. Financial Aid : Apply for financial aid and/or make arrangements for payment.

Positions our students are frequently interested in include fitness trainers, instructors, and educators.

Employment of fitness trainers and instructors is projected to grow 15% from 2019-2029, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, much faster than the average for all occupations.

As businesses, government, and insurance organizations continue to recognize the benefits of health and fitness programs for their employees, incentives to join gyms or other types of health clubs are expected to increase the need for fitness trainers and instructors.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for fitness trainers and instructors was $40,390 as of May 2019.

According to Healthcare News, the career outlook for exercise science is expanding rapidly. Related jobs are no longer confined to the gym, but now include specialized, often high-paying jobs in corporate settings, hospitals, health and wellness centers, and insurance companies

Can you picture yourself in any of these settings?