Exercise Physiology Degree at West Virginia University (WVU)

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Exercise Physiology Degree

The exercise physiology program at West Virginia University prepares students for careers as an exercise/fitness specialist, group fitness instructor, personal trainer, or strength and conditioning coach. The program focuses on the physiological process involved in physical or motor activity. Program courses include: muscular and skeletal anatomy, molecular and cellular basis of muscle contraction, muscle and body training, physiology of specific exercises and activities, and physiology of injury. Get more details below including other West Virginia colleges that offer exercise physiology degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Exercise Physiology Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. West Virginia University has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree146
Master's Degree10
Doctorate Degree2

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male77
Female81

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
American Indian1
Asian8
Black2
Hispanic5
White137
Multiple Races3
Non Resident Alien2

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Exercise Physiology program at West Virginia University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists

Description

Conduct research dealing with the understanding of human diseases and the improvement of human health. Engage in clinical investigation, research and development, or other related activities. Includes physicians, dentists, public health specialists, pharmacologists, and medical pathologists who primarily conduct research.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, medical scientists, except epidemiologists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 8.3% from 2014 to 2024

Exercise Physiologists

Description

Assess, plan, or implement fitness programs that include exercise or physical activities such as those designed to improve cardiorespiratory function, body composition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, or flexibility.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
85.81%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
90%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
20:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
22

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$8,007