Our students hone their skills through internships in everything from resistance training to wellness education. Recent placements have included strength training with the University of Washington Huskies, exercise testing and prescription with patients in cardiac rehabilitation services, working in a physical therapy clinic, and assisting in a research project at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on the effects of regular physical activity on cancer prevention.
The curriculum table that follows lists the tentative schedule of courses each quarter. Next to each course is the number of credits per course (Credits), the lecture hours each week (Lec.) and the lab/clinic hours each week (L/C).
The Department of Nutrition and Exercise Science has established the following expected learning outcomes for all its
The attached PDF is the proposed curriculum for students starting in Fall 2017. Please note that changes to the curriculum may still occur before the start of the Fall 2017 academic year. For the 2016-2017 course catalog, click here.
Entering undergraduates must have at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA with a grade of C or better in all basic proficiency and science requirement courses. Exceptional applicants who do not meet this minimum requirement will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Prior to enrolling, students must have completed 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits), including a minimum number of credits in the basic proficiency, science and general education categories. Surplus credits not used to satisfy basic proficiency or science requirements may be applied to the appropriate general education requirements.
Note: Students may apply to the program while completing prerequisite course work.
Want to know which classes fulfill these prerequisites? Check these lists:
Kenmore, Washington campus
2 years, full-time
This program prepares you for success on certification exams by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Wellness integrates the study of exercise physiology with a comprehensive introduction to holistic health and wellness. The program prepares you for a variety of career options, including the physical fitness industry, hospitals and schools.
Bastyr's education goes far beyond classroom lectures. You'll gain hands-on experience through our exercise science laboratory, outdoor instruction and external internships, where you'll develop skills in coaching, counseling and effective motivational techniques. You'll learn to develop exercise prescriptions, work with clients on rehabilitation from injuries or illness, and design fitness programs for anyone from a professional athlete to a new mom to a senior citizen.