Exercise Science 


For Exercise Science major requirements, please refer to the academic catalog.

Why Study Exercise Science at Westminster?

  • Explore the science of exercise and its role in health, fitness, and optimal sport performance.
  • Prepare students for careers in strength and condition (private gyms or fitness facilities) and personal training.
  • Offer another option for those interested in medicine or allied health careers.

Major Highlights

This major includes capstone research and/or internship, tailored to the student’s career goals. Students are encouraged to obtain professional certifications such as ACSM Personal Trainer or Health/Fitness Instructor certification, as appropriate.

Cool Classes

  • Sports Psychology—Get into the mind of the athlete—the mind/body connection
  • Nutrition--Eat to Win, Eat to Live.
  • Kinesiology—Students compare two performers to detect the subtleties of sports action.  A picture is worth a thousand words

Career Opportunities

Students are prepared for a wide range of career opportunities in the fields of health, fitness, and health & sport science research.

Contact Information

Name: Therese Miller
Position: Associate Professor, Education: Physical Education
Office: Room 7, Historic Gym
E-mail  therese.miller@westminster-mo.edu
Phone Number: 573-592-5300

Exercise Science News 

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Exercise Science News