About Exercise Science

Do you like staying active? Are you interested in a hands-on career that will directly affect others’ quality of life? With three different emphases in personal training, strength and conditioning, and pre-allied health, our Exercise Science major will provide you with the educational background you need to turn your love of fitness into a rewarding career.

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Exercise Science students succeeded in making Georgetown College one of 20 colleges or universities in the nation to earn Silver Level status with the American College of Sports Medicine’s “Exercise is Medicine” organization. 

KHS Club

The KHS (Kinesiology and Health Studies) Club provides opportunities for leadership, experiential learning, career education, and networking while promoting a healthy lifestyle on campus and in the community.

Horse Massage

A major used her degree to start up her own business in equine massage—and has become a nationally-known expert in the field.

Program Requirements

44-48 hours for major; 22 hours for minor

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Potential Careers

"The Kinesiology department was so accepting and helpful when I switched majors junior year. The professors truly care about the success of each student."

 - Danielle Lang, '17

"Georgetown's Kinesiology department is second to none. The KHS professors have all walked the walk in the health and fitness field and teach you how to apply the degree you're getting."

 - Sean Kratchman, '15

“My education at Georgetown College with my major in Kinesiology and minor in Psychology helped set a good foundation for my career in Physical Therapy.  Prior to attending PT school I was able to build my baseline knowledge in the science of bodily injury and recovery based on the education I received during my time at Georgetown College.”

 - Shannon Kelley, '01

“As I am currently in graduate school for nursing, I have discovered that my exercise science major has better enabled me to view healthcare from a holistic standpoint. The knowledge I gained from my major allows me to deliver better care to patients every day.”

 - Whitley Sato, '11

Exercise Science Contact

Want to know more about this academic program? Contact the department chair for more information.

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