The Department of Exercise Science offers a Bachelor of Science with four options:
- BSc Major, Exercise Science
- BSc Honours, Exercise Science
- BSc Specialization in Clinical Exercise Physiology
- BSc Specialization in Athletic Therapy
The programs offer a common core curriculum addressing the subdisciplines of human anatomy, human physiology, physiology of exercise, and biomechanics predicated on a foundation in the disciplines of biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and psychology. Students have the opportunity to supplement core courses by electing to follow specialized programs in Athletic Therapy (AT) or Clinical Exercise Physiology (CEP). These programs each contain internship courses.
Research in Exercise Science is booming. Researchers in the department are asking important fundamental and clinical questions, from how the body produces new muscle proteins to face challenges to how stress can influence the cardiovascular system. In continuation with the strengths of our undergraduate programs, our research agenda is strong in basic mechanistic sciences to understand how the body works, in the clinical areas of injury prevention and care, and in the chronic care of certain diseases through exercise.
Our MSc program emphasizes research. There are few courses and all courses focus on research.