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As an exercise science student, you’ll choose between two tracks—fitness professional and pre-health professions—and choose from a plethora of courses in every conceivable aspect of health and nutrition in order to pursue a career in health and wellness. The fitness professional track provides a background in exercise testing, exercise training, athletic training, and strength and conditioning. The pre-health profession track prepares students for advanced programs in health-aligned professions such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, nursing, and physician assistant with a basic knowledge of kinesiology.
There are many career paths in exercise science. Brooklyn College alumni with a degree in exercise science are prepared for a broad variety of careers in strength and conditioning coaching, athletic coaching, corporate fitness, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, sports nutrition, and biomechanics, to name a few. They find work in commercial fitness, in private practice, with professional sports teams, at community centers and nonprofit organizations, in wellness companies, and in the entertainment industry. They also continue their education into graduate pre-professional health programs.
The program information listed here reflects the approved curriculum for the 2023-2024 academic year per the Brooklyn College Bulletin. Bulletins from past academic years can be found here.
A minimum of 24 credits in advanced courses must be completed in the Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College with a grade of C or higher in each course.
The department chairperson or designee may allow substitutions for one or more course requirements, consistent with the educational goals of the program.
The degree offers two tracks:
Undergraduate Handbook (pdf)
Students who are pursuing a BS with a concentration in pre-health professions and are planning to continue into graduate pre-professional health programs (e.g., medicine, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant) should consult with their intended graduate program in deciding which science courses to choose. Students may also want to consult their major advisor and the Brooklyn College pre-health advisement office.
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Brooklyn, NY 11210
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All of the following: Health and Nutrition Sciences 2302, 2303, 3000, 3005, 3290, 4200W, 4260, 4400, 4402, 4500, 4510, 4520 (38 credits).
One of the following:
Select one option for General Chemistry 1:
All of the following: Health and Nutrition Sciences 1200 or 2210, 2302, 2303, 3000, 3005, 3295, 4200W, (23-24 credits)
Select a minimum of 3 courses from the following: Health and Nutrition Sciences 3290, 4260, 4400, 4402, 4500, 4510, 4520 (9-21 credits).
Biology 1001 and 1002 (9 credits).
Additional credits from the following courses to total a minimum of 64 credits:
Brooklyn College is an integral part of the cultural and artistic energy of New York City. Our faculty members in Health and Nutrition Sciences offer incomparable expertise and tremendous talent, and each bring a unique perspective to their teaching and mentoring in and out of the classroom.
Dr. May Cheung received her Ph.D. from Drexel University in Nutrition Sciences studying the influ...
Enrique Rodriguez Pouget is an epidemiologist whose work is focused on social justice and health....
Professor Axen is a research scientist in the field of nutrition. She has been a full-time facult...
Dr, Patricia Cai is the deputy chairperson for the undergraduate Exercise Science program in the ...
Assistant Professor, Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College. A public health nutrition...
Xinyin Jiang received both her doctoral degree in nutrition and her registered dietitian credenti...
Raymond Leung sees his mission of education as one person’s efforts to elevate the existenc...
Through job fairs, the internship database, and internship panels, the Magner Career Center gives students in the exercise science B.S. program access to career opportunities at a wide variety of employers, including:
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