Why study exercise science?
Explore the science behind human exercise, health, and physical activity. Our programs give you the professional knowledge and skills to interpret, apply and conduct applied health science research. You learn to assess, evaluate and design programs that can maintain and improve health, fitness, and athletic performance.
Through lectures, hands-on lab instruction and internships, you practice clinical skills related to rehabilitation, and the improvement or maintenance of personal health. Working in small groups and using state-of-the-art facilities, you study a range of people: from individuals suffering from chronic disease to elite athletes.
Our department offers you three options to specialize:
- Honours program: gives you the chance to participate in focused research with faculty
- Athletic Therapy: the only program of its kind in Eastern Canada, accredited by the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA)
- Clinical Exercise Physiology: assess, evaluate and design exercise programs for people requiring special medical attention
Whatever option you choose, you will graduate with an applied knowledge of health science that focuses on health and fitness.
A Bachelor of Science degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.
- Honours in Exercise Science* (60 credits)
- Specialization in Clinical Exercise Physiology* (66 credits)
- Specialization in Athletic Therapy* (96 credits)
- Major in Exercise Science (42 credits)
- Mathematics 103 or 201-NYA and 203 or 201-NYB;
Physics 101 or 203-NYA and 201 or 203-NYB and 301 or 203-NYC;
Chemistry 101 or 202-NYA and 201 or 202-NYB;
Biology 301 or 101-NYA
- Natural Science DEC
- A DEC intégré en sciences, lettres et arts
Minimum Cut-off Averages
(Minimum Cut-off Averages should be used as indicators. Data may change depending on the quality of the application pool.)
- Quebec Cegep (CRC): 25.000 (Honours: 28.000)
- Canadian High Schools: 80% (Honours: 85%)
- U.S. High Schools: 3.0 (Honours: 3.3)
- External Transfers: B (Honours: B+)
- International Bacc. (IB): 30 (Honours: N/A)
- Bacc. Français: 13/20 (Honours: 14/20)
Science programs require completion of Série S (Sciences) Bacc. Français.
- Limited enrolment program
Make sure you also meet Concordia’s minimum admission requirements.
You’ll often work in instructional labs, drawing connections between theoretical elements you learn in the classroom and practical aspects of technical performance.
- Emergency Care in Sport and Exercise
- Assessment/Rehabilitation of the Hip, Spine and Pelvis
- Human Anatomy/Physiology
- Nutrition in Exercise and Sport
- Pain Management Strategies
Consult the undergraduate calendar for a complete list of current courses.
- Richard J. Renaud Science Pavilion [link]
- The PERFORM Centre [link]
- The Exercise Science Student Association (ESSA) also runs a learning lab [link]
Our program opens up careers paths in health and fitness–related sectors that can include:
- Clinical Exercise Physiology
- Assess human movement, performance and function in healthy and clinical populations
- Develop rehabilitation programs for people with various chronic diseases (cardiac, pulmonary, metabolic, oncologic, renal, etc.) and clients with injuries
- Create, plan and implement a variety of fitness activities and programs for diverse populations
- Promote healthy lifestyles to enhance quality of life
- Conduct workplace assessment to reduce risk of employee injury
- Certified Athletic Therapist in Canada (C.A.T.[C])
- Professional sport
- National athletes
- Clinical settings