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Online Bachelor's Degree in Exercise & Sport Science

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Excel in Exercise & Sport Science with an Online Degree from MU

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  • Duration 2.5-4 years
  • Cost per Credit $435
  • Credit Hours 124

Program Benefits

  • 100% online and asynchronous
  • No application fee
  • Transfer up to 93 credit hours
  • Eight-week terms

Hands-On Learning for an Affordable Degree

Methodist University’s BS in Exercise & Sport Science utilizes small class sizes and immersive learning to help you build the foundational knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career.

In online courses led by a dynamic faculty, you’ll explore exercise technique, human nutrition, strength and conditioning, and more. MU offers a convenient online format and simple application process with no application fee and transfer credits accepted.

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Launch a Rewarding Career in Sports Science

Upon graduation from MU’s online exercise and sport science degree program, you’ll qualify for a range of careers in this growing industry. The knowledge and skills you gain by completing your bachelor’s degree can lead to roles in athletic training, sports psychology, exercise science, ergonomics, occupational therapy, fitness training, nutrition, and more. On average, individuals with a BS in Exercise & Sport Science earn $64,000 per year.1

Career Outlook

Practical Learning for Real-World Skills

124 credit hours

2.5-4 years

Methodist University’s online BS in Exercise & Sport Science program delivers a rigorous curriculum designed to equip you with a deep understanding of human exercise and nutrition. Through asynchronous online courses, you’ll explore exercise science topics including human anatomy, sport psychology, biomechanics, emergency care, and more.

Course Highlights:

  • Human Nutrition
  • Sport Psychology
  • Biomechanics
  • Physiology of Exercise
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A high school diploma or GED
Official transcripts (if you have transfer credits) and a high school transcript or GED transcript

Learn more about the admission requirements for this program, and start the application process today.

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An Affordable Online Bachelor’s

$435 per credit hour

Transfer up to 93 credits

The 100% online BS in Exercise & Sport Science degree costs $435 per credit hour and has 124 total credit hours. 97% of MU students qualify for financial aid. If you or a family member are a veteran or active-duty service member, your education at Methodist University could be even more affordable. Visit our Military Support page to learn more.

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What You’ll Learn

Program Outcomes

As a result of the Bachelor of Science in Exercise & Sport Science, you will be able to:

  • Develop and apply appropriate listening, communication, writing, and critical thinking skills to effectively navigate future careers in a diverse world. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of health, wellness, fitness, and athletic performance from a physical, psychological, and social perspective.  
  • Conduct health, fitness, and athletic performance assessments.
  • Use the FITT principle to prescribe safe and goal directed exercise plans for athletic, healthy, and clinical populations.
  • Develop an effective understanding of exercise motivation and strategies to enhance adherence to a fitness routine.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the multifaceted approach needed to effectively manage a health/fitness facility.

Faculty Spotlight

Doctor Amanda Ransom

Amanda Ransom, Ph.D., Chair, KINESIOLOGY; Assistant Professor of Physical Education & Exercise Science

Amanda Ransom is the Chair of the Kinesiology Department at Methodist University. She received her Ph.D. in Exercise Science Specializing in Biomechanics from the University of Kentucky in 2018.

Her research interest are relating various lower extremity joint loading during level gait and descending stair walking. She is also interested in the biomechanics of sitting and rising from a chair and jump landing mechanics. She researches using 3D motion analysis software synchronized with force plates and Electromyography (EMG) to measure muscle activity.

Dr. Ransom thoroughly enjoys being at Methodist University, interacting with colleagues and students. She is the advisor for the Kinesiology club and enjoys pushing the students. Dr. Ransom takes an average of ten students every year to the Southeast ACSM conference. This is one of her favorite parts of her job

Student-Centered Faculty

Methodist University’s diverse, expert faculty add quality to our programs with their extensive experience. They are invested in MU students and understand the importance of helping them prepare for the real world. At MU, you can expect:

  • Low student-to-faculty ratio
  • Relevant experience
  • Personalized feedback
  • Expert guidance

Why Study Online?

Enjoy an online learning environment that offers the same quality as in-person courses, including dedicated faculty members and an overall caring, friendly atmosphere for achieving your professional and personal goals.

You’ll also have access to all academic support services. That means you’ll get personalized assistance you need, such as access to the tutoring and writing centers. Experience a distinctive education in a flexible environment that fits your schedule.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have other questions not answered here? Request more information or call 910-212-4956.

You can complete the program in just 2.5 years. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

The BS in Exercise & Sport Science is designed for working professionals with busy lives, so if something interrupts your normal course of study, you don’t have to worry about losing the courses you’ve completed. You can take up to five years to complete the degree if needed. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

No, there are no entrance exams required. Learn more about requirements on the admissions page.

The first step is to start your application. Learn more about requirements on the admissions page.

Yes, the BS in Exercise & Sport Science accepts up to 93 transfer credits. Learn more about this policy on the admissions page.

The requirements for the BS in Exercise & Sport Science include:

  • Complete application
  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Methodist University requires the submission of a copy of all previous unofficial transcripts (High School and Colleges/Universities) for acceptance and admission. The initial review process allows unofficial transcripts to be utilized, which can lead to a provisional acceptance if admitted. *Official Transcripts will be required to remove the provisional status and receive full acceptance. Please reach out to your Enrollment Counselor to discuss our Transcript Ordering Service which can obtain transcript records on your behalf

Learn more about requirements on the admissions page.

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  1. “Bachelor of Science (BS/BSc), Exercise and Sport Science.” Payscale. Retrieved on October 7, 2022, from “”