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:

Jon Graff - Exercise Science

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


  • 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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