Exercise Science

Healing Through Fitness and Exercise

“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” – John F. Kennedy

Practical experience and physical fitness are at the heart of Quincy University’s Exercise Science major. Our experienced faculty members will be able to prepare you for success in a health and fitness career. Students will be learning coursework from several disciplines and applying that knowledge in the QU Health and Fitness Center.

Your Courses


Reaching Goals

QU really helped me learn the knowledge and etiquette I needed to be the trainer I am today. Not only did I learn the skills to be successful, but I also learned core values to be more personable with my clientele.
Jon Graff '14, Personal Trainer, Advance Wellness

Your Career Options:

  • Personal trainer
  • Physical therapist
  • Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Active Learning Opportunities or Clubs:

  • Intern for pay at one of Quincy’s many fitness and physical therapy businesses
  • Quincy University’s dedicated practicum will assist students in getting a leg up on the competition
  • Train at the QU Health and Fitness Center, a convenient and well-equipped facility for instruction as well as for personal use, and it features the services of a personal trainer
  • Participate in student research and present the results at state and national conferences
Fun Fact: Alumna Rita Niemann '51 donated both St. Francis and Clare statues to the university. They have now become an iconic symbol of our Franciscan spirit. St. Francis arms are wide open to invite all who enter.

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