Exercise Science

You were made for more.

Helping others be their best requires the best education. Pursuing a degree in Exercise Science will set you apart to teach in academia, perform research, seek grant funding, and specialize in cardiac exercise, exercise rehabilitation, strength training, or elite human performance.

Health and Human Performance Track

  • Empowers students to prescribe plans to achieve and maintain elite human performance 
  • Prepares graduates to communicate professionally and clearly across disciplines 
  • Trains students to understand ethical and legal issues in the field

Health Promotion and Wellness Track

  • Provides instruction on personal and community health, epidemiology, disease prevention, health behaviors, wellness and exercise 
  • Trains graduates to analyze and interpret research data 
  • Prepares students to effectively seek grant funding

One night a week* can set you on the right track to advancing in your field. To learn more about studying Exercise Science at Southern Nazarene University, complete the information form.

*Exercise Science is available at the Bethany campus.

Exercise Science Core Classes

KNES 5203 Foundations of Health
KNES 5213 Writing for Research
KNES 5223 Physical Activity Epidemiology
KNES 5233 Legal Principles in Wellness Management

Required Elective (choose one)

KNES 6203 Grant Writing and Program Design, Imp. and Eval
KNES 6303 Research Design/Thesis

Health Promotion and Wellness Track

KNES 6213 Leadership & Planning in Health Promotion
KNES 6223 Psych of Health & Addictive Behaviors
KNES 6233 Community & Cultural Health
KNES 6243 Corporate Wellness & Entrepreneur Health
KNES 6253 Fitness & Wellness Assessment & Program Design
KNES 6363 Exercise & Wellness Across the Lifespan

Health and Human Performance Track

KNES 6313 Sport Psychology
KNES 6323 Advanced Exercise Physiology
KNES 6723 Sport Facility Planning and Management
KNES 6333 Exercise Testing and Prescription
KNES 6343 Biomechanics and Neuromuscular Control
KNES 6363 Exercise & Wellness Across the Lifespan
KNES 6353 Nutrition for Sport Performance

Admissions Requirements include:

  • Prerequisites courses*
    • Health & Human Performance – Exercise Physiology or Anatomy
    • Health Promotion & Wellness – Personal and Community Health
  • Bachelors Degree from a regionally accredited University
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Official Transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended
  • Graduate college application

Official transcripts may be emailed to pgsadmissions@snu.edu or mailed to:

Southern Nazarene University
Professional and Graduate Studies
6729 NW 39th Expressway
Bethany, OK 73008

*Program Director will assess related courses.

September, 2020 – Bethany

*Connect with an advisor to be alerted when start dates are added.

Program Cost

Program Length, Health Promotion and Wellness Track:
33 Credit Hours

Program Length, Health and Human Performance Track:
36 Credit Hours

Tuition: $675/Credit Hour

Students will automatically opt into textbook rentals through the Tree of Life bookstore. If desired, students have the option to choose a different plan offered through Tree of Life or opt out of all Tree of Life textbook plans and order books elsewhere.

*Effective July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

NOTE: Tuition and any program fees are due at the Organizational Meeting. This includes the first installment, if you are on a payment plan.

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