This degree provides you with an in-depth understanding of exercise science, health appraisal, strength and conditioning as well as knowledge, skills and abilities for overall human performance. The program prepares you for the workforce or for graduate/professional school as health and rehabilitation science professionals.

The program addresses regional and national needs for competent, skillful employees and entrepreneurs in the fields of strength and conditioning, clinical exercise sciences, personal training, and health and wellness. There are two tracks to choose from:

Track 1: Sport, Fitness & Health - Refer to the vertical curriculum for all course requirements. 

Track 2: Pre-Clinical Health - Refer to the vertical curriculum for all course requirements.


Applicants must meet the admission requirements of Bethune-Cookman University. Students coming from the School of Nursing must have the permission of the dean of the School of Nursing, the chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Services, and a cumulative GPA of 2.750 or higher.

Health and Exercise Minor

The minor is designed for students pursuing a major in the University who desire additional knowledge in the broad area of exercise science  It is open to students pursuing any major at B-CU, yet recommended for pre-medicine, pre-chiropractic, nursing, psychology, and aging studies majors. The program consists of 6 courses totaling 21 credit hours and allows students to gain general knowledge of the field of exercise science. A grade of “C” is required for all courses in the minor

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