Exercise Science

Exercise Science is the study of human movement and the associated functional responses and adaptations.  The Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science combines coursework with practical experience to provide students with the preparation needed to be successful in a variety of fitness, wellness, and sports performance settings.  Additionally, our program prepares students for graduate school in exercise physiology, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.

Quincy University offers two areas of concentration in the Exercise Science Program:

  • Human Performance – prepares students for attainment of professional certification in human performance fields (personal training, strength coaching, etc.)
  • Pre-Physical Therapy – prepares students for acceptance into health field graduate programs (physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc.)

Program requirements can be found here:


From the Classroom to the Workforce

Quincy University’s Computer Science program really prepared me for my role as a Software Engineer. I now write software that controls airplanes in the same programming language that I first learned at QU.
Drake Austin '13, Software Engineer, Rockwell Collins, Inc.


  • Corporate wellness director
  • Exercise Specialist
  • Personal trainer
  • Physical therapist
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach



  • Intern for pay at one of Quincy’s fitness and physical therapy businesses
  • Quincy University’s dedicated practicum will assist students in getting a leg up on the competition
  • Attend professional conferences and seminars
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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