Department of Exercise Science

Department of Exercise Science


Why major in exercise science?

Exercise Science lends itself well to research for students with so many possibilities to test relatable theories while having fun doing it!

Department Chairperson
    Timothy McConnell | (570) 389-4376
Asst. Chair, Undergraduate Coordinator
    Tom Martucci | (570) 389-5328
Graduate Program Coordinator
    Joseph Andreacci | (570) 389-5340
Clinical Athletic Training Coordinator
    Joe Hazzard | (570) 389-4367
Department Secretary
    Carol Kliamovich | (570) 389-3959

Exercise Science
121 Centennial Hall
Phone: (570) 389-3959
Fax: (570) 389-5047

Exercise Science

BU's Department of Exercise Science offers undergraduate and graduate programs accredited by recognized organizations, such as the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, as well as supports requirements for education majors and staffs BU's athletic programs.

In addition to CAAHEP, which is the largest programmatic accreditor in the health sciences field, BU's undergraduate exercise science program is accredited by the American Society of Exercise Physiologists. The clinical athletic training program, accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, is one of only 23 athletic training programs in the U.S. accredited at the master's entry-level.

As a leading university in this field, BU offers graduate study in exercise science and athletic training involving clinical and research internships to encompass the full spectrum of health, including cardiac rehabilitation, physiological assessment and training for optimal performance. Student factors that suggest a high probability of success in:

  • strong interpersonal skills
  • an intense desire to help others
  • versatility in individual skill and fitness abilities
  • strength in sciences, particularly in anatomy and physiology

Faculty offer advisement to assist students in tailoring a specific program of study to prepare for career objectives.